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Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table 4.3c.  Average mathematics scale scores and achievement levels for American Indians/Alaska Natives attending Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools and other public schools, by grade and selected states: 2005 and 2007

Grade and state Average scale score   Percent
Below basic   At basic   At proficient   At advanced   At or above basic
2005 2007 2005 2007 2005 2007 2005 2007 2005 2007 2005 2007
Grade 4                                  
Nation 226 228   32 30   47 46   19 22   2 2   68 70
Alaska 220 218   43 43   42 41   14 14   2 2   57 57
Arizona 215 213   49 49   39 38   12 12   # 1   51 51
Minnesota 234   23   50   23   5   77
Montana 223 222   38 36   45 47   16 15   1 1   62 64
New Mexico 215 217   46 45   46 42   7 12   # 1   54 55
North Carolina 229   27   49   21   3   73
North Dakota 221 223   37 35   51 50   11 15   # 0   63 65
Oklahoma 229 234   24 20   55 20   20 27   1 2   76 80
Oregon 220   39   43   16   2   61
South Dakota 217 215   44 46   46 44   10 11   1 0   56 54
Washington 226   33   43   21   4   67
                                   
Grade 8                                  
Nation 264 264   47 46   40 37   12 14   2 2   53 54
Alaska 264 260   47 51   38 38   13 10   2 2   53 49
Arizona 256 255   58 54   33 35   8 10   1 1   42 46
Minnesota 266   44   37   17   2   56
Montana 259 260   52 50   37 35   10 13   # 2   48 50
New Mexico 251 250   64 63   32 30   4 5   # 1   36 37
North Carolina 261   49   34   15   1   51
North Dakota 260 260   53 51   39 37   8 11   # 1   47 49
Oklahoma 267 269   40 40   45 42   14 15   1 2   60 60
Oregon 264   51   33   13   3   49
South Dakota 250 254   63 56   29 34   8 10   1 1   37 44
Washington 264   46   36   15   3   54
— Not available.
# Rounds to zero
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: Scale score ranges from 0 to 500. The mathematics data include students for whom accommodations were permitted. For a discussion of the mathematics scale score and achievement level definitions, see http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/mathematics/scale.asp and http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/mathematics/achieve.asp. National and state data presented in this table represent American Indian/Alaska Native students only. Estimates include students who attended BIE and other public schools. Therefore, estimates presented here differ from those presented in table 4.3a, where private schools were included.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Performance of American Indian and Alaska Native Students at Grades 4 and 8 on NAEP 2007 Reading and Mathematics Assessments (NCES 2008-457). National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), National Indian Education Study (NIES), 2007.

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