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

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table 4.4b.  Percentage distribution of students across science achievement levels, by race/ethnicity and grade: 2005

Grade and level Total1 White Black Hispanic Asian/
Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
4th grade            
Below basic 32 18 62 55 24 48
At or above basic 68 82 38 45 76 52
At or above proficient 29 40 8 11 36 14
At advanced 3 4 # # 5 1
8th grade            
Below basic 41 26 72 65 34 66
At or above basic 59 74 28 35 66 34
At or above proficient 29 39 7 10 36 12
At advanced 3 5 # # 6 1
12th grade            
Below basic 46 35 81 70 40 52
At or above basic 54 65 19 30 60 48
At or above proficient 18 24 2 5 23 13
At advanced 2 3 # 1 3 #
# Rounds to zero.
1 Total includes race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: Scale score ranges from 0 to 300. For a discussion of the science achievement level definitions, please see http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/science/achieve.asp. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2005 Science Assessment retrieved January 30, 2008, from http://www.nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/nde.

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