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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2010-015
July 2010

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Table 15.1a.

Percentage distribution of the 12th-grade SAT test-taking population, by race/ethnicity: 19982008


Race/ethnicity     1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Total1     100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White     67.1 66.8 66.4 65.5 65.0 63.8 62.7 62.3 62.1 60.8 59.8
Black     10.9 11.1 11.1 11.2 11.4 12.0 12.0 11.6 11.3 12.0 12.1
Hispanic     8.6 8.8 9.1 9.4 9.7 10.2 10.7 10.9 11.4 12.0 13.2
Asian/Pacific Islander     9.0 8.9 9.0 9.5 9.6 9.6 9.8 10.2 10.4 10.0 10.5
American Indian/Alaska Native     1.0 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 1.0 0.7
1 Total includes other races/ethnicities not separately shown; therefore, detail may not sum to 100.
NOTE: Test-takers were asked to self-identify a single racial/ethnic group. The categories "Mexican American," "Puerto Rican," and "Other Hispanic/Latino" are combined into the category "Hispanic" for this table. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: The College Board, College Bound Seniors, 1998–2008.
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