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

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table 5.4d.  Percentage distribution of 4th- and 8th-grade American Indian/Alaska Native students reporting attendance at American Indian/Alaska Native ceremonies and gatherings, by school density: 2007

Grade and frequency of attendance Total   School density
High Low
Grade 4        
Attend several times a year 33   35 32
Attend at least once a year 25   23 26
Attend less than once a year 12   12 13
Never 30   31 30
         
Grade 8        
Attend several times a year 35   44 27
Attend at least once a year 25   26 24
Attend less than once a year 14   11 16
Never 26   19 33
NOTE: School density is based on the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native students enrolled in the school. Low-density schools are schools in which American Indians/Alaska Natives account for less than 25 percent of the total enrollment. High-density schools are schools in which 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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