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

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table 4.6.  Percentage of public high school graduates who had completed a core academic track, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1982 to 2005

Race/ethnicity 1982   1987 1990   1994 1998 2000 2005
Total 10   18 30   39 44 46 52
White 11   19 32   42 46 48 53
Black 5   13 23   30 40 44 51
Hispanic 4   11 25   36 32 38 42
Asian/Pacific Islander 17   36 43   50 58 57 64
American Indian/Alaska Native 3 ! 5 10 ! 22 28 26 36
! Interpret data with caution.
NOTE: A core academic track is defined as at least 4 year-long courses in English; 3 each in social studies, science, and mathematics; and 2 in foreign languages. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Total for 2005 includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, High School and Beyond Longitudinal Study of 1980 Sophomores (HS&B-So:80); National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88/90), "First Follow-up, 1990"; and National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), High School Transcript Study (HSTS), selected years, 1982 to 2005.

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