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

NCES 2008-084
September 2008

Table 5.1a.  Percentage of 8th-grade students in public schools with selected literacy resources at home, by race/ethnicity: 2007

Race/ethnicity More than
25 books
An encyclopedia Regular access
to magazines
Regular access
to newspapers
Total1 65 74 67 41
White 75 78 73 44
Black 53 73 61 41
Hispanic 41 63 53 30
Asian/Pacific Islander 67 76 56 38
American Indian/Alaska Native 56 66 57 39
1 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2007 Reading Assessment, retrieved January 2008 from

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