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

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table 4.8a.  Number and percent change of 12th-grade students taking Advanced Placement (AP) examinations, by race/ethnicity: 1999 through 2007

Race/ethnicity 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Percent
change,
1999 to
2007
Total1 349,300 378,540 407,572 440,916 470,398 490,232 532,128 561,114 604,597 73.1
White 234,307 262,399 280,165 302,463 321,074 331,683 353,419 366,363 392,504 67.5
Black 16,942 19,469 21,027 23,105 25,649 27,069 31,657 35,782 40,389 138.4
Hispanic 28,501 33,641 37,438 41,429 47,233 51,013 57,924 62,670 69,096 142.4
Asian/Asian American 37,182 41,538 44,539 48,040 50,710 52,071 56,789 61,665 66,847 79.8
American Indian/Alaska Native 1,679 1,779 1,799 1,948 2,106 2,289 2,534 2,800 2,986 77.8
1 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: The College Board collects race/ethnicity information based on the categories American Indian/Alaskan; Asian/Asian American; Black/Afro-American; Latino: Chicano/Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Other Latino; White; and Other. Black refers to test takers who identified themselves as Black/Afro-American, and Hispanic refers to the sum of all Latino subgroups. Pacific Islander may or may not be included in Asian/Asian American because the response option provided by The College Board was given only as Asian/Asian American.
SOURCE: The College Board, Advanced Placement Program, National Summary Report, 1999 to 2007.

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