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

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table 4.5b.  Percentage distribution of students across U.S. history achievement levels, by race/ethnicity and grade: 2001 and 2006

Grade and level Total1   White   Black   Hispanic   Asian/Pacific
Islander
  American
Indian/Alaska
Native
2001 2006 2001 2006 2001 2006 2001 2006 2001 2006 2001 2006
4th grade                                  
Below basic 34 30   24 16   59 54   60 51   26 29   59
At or above basic 66 70   76 84   41 46   40 49   74 71   41
At or above proficient 18 18   23 26   5 5   6 6   22 22   6
At advanced 2 2   3 2   # #   # 1   3 2   #
8th grade                                  
Below basic 38 35   29 21   65 60   64 54   35 25   43 57
At or above basic 62 65   71 79   35 40   36 46   65 75   57 43
At or above proficient 16 17   20 23   5 4   5 6   19 22   9 5
At advanced 1 1   2 2   # #   # #   2 1   1 #
12th grade                                  
Below basic 57 53   51 44   81 80   76 73   49 46   63 68
At or above basic 43 47   49 56   19 20   24 27   51 54   37 32
At or above proficient 11 13   13 16   2 2   4 4   21 20   9 4
At advanced 1 1   1 1   # #   # #   5 3   # #
# Rounds to zero.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Total excludes race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: For a discussion of the U.S. history achievement level definitions, see http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/ushistory/achieve.asp. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2001 and 2006 U.S. History Assessments and NAEP Data Explorer, retrieved January 22, 2008, from http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/nde/.

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