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

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table 5.5a.  Percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native students whose teachers integrated American Indian/Alaska Native culture and history into their curriculum, by school density, grade, curriculum, and frequency: 2007

Grade, curriculum, and frequency Total   School density
High Low
Grade 4 any subject area        
Almost every day 8   15 2
At least once a week 13   21 7
At least once a month 20   24 17
At least once a grading period 47   35 57
Never 11   6 16
Grade 8 reading/language arts        
Almost every day 5   10 1
At least once a week 7   12 2
At least once a month 19   29 9
At least once a grading period 44   31 56
Never 25   17 32
Grade 8 mathematics        
Almost every day 1   3 #
At least once a week 8   16 1
At least once a month 6   11 1
At least once a grading period 17   20 14
Never 68   50 84
#Rounds to zero.
NOTE: School density is based on the percent 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. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
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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