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


Table 16.

Percentage distribution of 8th-graders and percentage at or above Basic on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) mathematics assessment, by the number of days absent from school in the past month and race/ethnicity: 2009


Race/ethnicity Total No
absences
1–2
absences
3 or more
absences
  Percentage distribution
Total1 100 45 35 20
White 100 44 37 19
Black 100 45 32 23
Hispanic 100 45 34 22
Asian/Pacific Islander 100 63 26 11
American Indian/Alaska Native 100 35 36 28
  Percentage at or above Basic
Total1 73 78 74 60
White 83 87 84 73
Black 50 56 50 38
Hispanic 57 63 58 44
Asian/Pacific Islander 85 89 84 68
American Indian/Alaska Native 56 64 59 43
1 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: 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, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2009 Mathematics Assessment, retrieved November 18, 2009, from the NAEP Data Explorer (http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/nde).
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