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


Table 17a.

Percentage of public school students in kindergarten through grade 12 who had ever repeated a grade, by sex and race/ethnicity: 2007


Race/ethnicity Total   Male   Female  
Total1 11.5   13.9   8.9  
White 8.7   11.2   6.1  
Black 20.9   25.6   15.3  
Hispanic 11.8   12.4   11.1  
Asian 3.5 ! 6.5 ! #  
American Indian/Alaska Native 13.0 !    
Two or more races 14.5   15.7   13.1  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: All data are based on parent reports. Reporting standards for Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders were not met; therefore, data for this group are not shown on the table. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey of the National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES), 2007.
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