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

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table A-4.1b.  Percentage of children demonstrating specific cognitive and motor skills at about 2 years of age, by race/ethnicity: 2003–04

Race/ethnicity Percentage distribution of population Percent of children demonstrating specific cognitive skills1   Percent of children demonstrating specific motor skills1
Receptive vocabulary Expressive vocabulary Listening compre-
hension
Matching/ discrimi-
nation
Early counting Skillful walking Balance Fine motor control Uses stairs Alternating balance Motor planning
Total 100.0 84.3 63.7 36.4 31.7 3.8   92.5 89.3 55.4 48.0 29.9 10.2
White 54.5 88.5 70.5 42.0 36.9 5.1   92.8 89.8 55.8 48.3 30.2 10.3
Black 13.5 79.4 55.7 29.9 25.6 2.3   93.3 90.6 58.0 50.2 32.5 11.2
Hispanic 24.6 78.1 53.5 28.1 24.0 1.9   91.4 87.6 53.2 46.0 27.9 9.3
Asian 2.7 82.6 62.1 35.4 30.8 3.7   92.4 89.1 54.7 47.4 29.3 9.9
Pacific Islander 0.2 79.3 54.4 27.9 23.3 1.1   93.0 90.2 54.3 46.7 27.5 9.0
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.5 74.2 49.3 25.1 21.3 1.4   92.2 88.7 54.8 47.7 29.8 10.2
More than one race 3.9 84.7 64.1 36.7 31.9 3.6   92.5 89.1 54.6 47.3 29.0 9.8
1 Based on assessments collected using the Bayley Short Form Research Edition (BSF-R), a shortened field method of administering the Bayley Scales of Infant Development-II (BSID-II) (Bayley 1993). The scores are fully equated with the BSID-II. The proficiency probabilities indicate mastery of a specific skill or ability within mental or physical domains.
NOTE: Estimates weighted by W2C0. Estimates pertain to children assessed between 22 months and 25 months of age. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
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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