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

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table A-4.1a.  Percentage of children demonstrating specific cognitive and motor skills at about 9 months of age, by race/ethnicity: 2000–01

Race/ethnicity Percent of children demonstrating specific cognitive skills   Percent of children demonstrating specific motor skills
Explores objects Explores purpose-
fully
Jabbers express-
ively
Early problem solving Names objects Eye-hand coordi-
nation
Sitting Pre-
walking
Stands alone Skillful walking Balance
Total 98.6 83.2 29.6 3.7 0.6   89.1 86.8 64.7 18.6 8.4 1.7  
White 98.8 84.0 30.4 3.9 0.7   88.7 86.5 63.7 18.0 8.1 1.6  
Black 98.1 80.8 27.9 3.4 0.6   91.1 88.6 69.8 22.9 10.4 2.6  
Hispanic 98.5 82.9 29.0 3.4 0.6   88.4 86.1 63.4 17.0 7.8 1.6  
Asian 98.8 83.3 28.2 3.1 0.5   89.4 87.1 65.0 18.1 8.1 1.6  
Pacific Islander 98.9 81.8 23.7 2.0 0.3   95.4 93.0 79.9 34.6 15.0 3.9 !
American Indian/Alaska Native 98.4 80.3 27.3 3.4 0.6   90.2 87.8 66.7 19.6 8.5 1.5  
More than one race 98.6 82.8 29.5 3.8 0.8   90.3 88.1 68.2 22.1 9.6 2.0  
! Interpret data with caution
NOTE: Estimates weighted by W1C0. The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) sampled children born in 2001 and was designed to collect information about them for the first time when the children were about 9 months of age (i.e., 8 to 10 months). Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Due to a difference in how race/ethnicity is defined, estimates in this table may differ from previously published estimates presented in American Indian and Alaska Native Children: Findings From the Base Year of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (NCES 2005-116).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (ECLS-B), Longitudinal 9-month–Preschool Restricted-Use Data File.

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