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

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table 5.4c.  Percentage distribution of 4th- and 8th-grade American Indian/Alaska Native students reporting use of traditional languages within families, by school density: 2007

Grade and frequency of use of traditional language Total   School density
High Low
Grade 4        
Never 45   34 54
Once in a while 28   30 27
About half of the time 9   10 7
All or most of the time 18   26 12
         
Grade 8        
Never 46   29 60
Once in a while 25   26 25
About half of the time 12   17 8
All or most of the time 17   28 7
NOTE: School density indicates the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native students enrolled. Low-density schools are schools where American Indians/Alaska Natives account for less than 25 percent of the total enrollment. High-density schools are schools where American Indians/Alaska Natives account for 25 percent or more of the total enrollment.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. The Educational Experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native Students in Grades 4 and 8 (NCES 2008-458). National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), National Indian Education Study (NIES), 2007.

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