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

NCES 2008-084
September 2008

Table 5.1b.  Percentage distribution of 8th-grade students in public schools according to frequency of reading for fun, by race/ethnicity: 2007

Race/ethnicity Never or
hardly ever
1–2 times a
1–2 times a
every day
Total1 34 24 24 18
White 35 22 22 21
Black 28 27 29 16
Hispanic 37 27 24 12
Asian/Pacific Islander 21 23 32 23
American Indian/Alaska Native 36 22 24 17
1 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. 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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