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

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Table 8.1a.

Percentage of children ages 3 to 5 and ages 6 to 21 served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), by race/ethnicity: 19982007


Age group and year Total White Black Hispanic Asian/
Pacific Islander
American Indian/
Alaska Native
3 to 5 years            
1998 4.8 4.9 4.4 3.0 2.3 5.7
1999 5.0 5.5 5.0 3.5 2.5 5.8
2000 5.1 5.6 5.3 3.5 2.8 6.6
2001 5.3 5.8 5.5 3.8 3.0 7.1
2002 5.6 6.1 5.8 4.0 3.2 7.7
2003 5.8 6.4 5.9 4.3 3.6 8.3
2004 5.9 6.5 5.9 4.4 3.8 8.6
2005 5.8 6.5 5.7 4.4 4.0 8.8
2006 5.8 6.4 5.7 4.5 4.0 9.0
2007 5.7 6.3 5.6 4.5 4.2 8.6
             
6 to 21 years            
1998 8.6 8.5 11.4 7.5 3.8 10.2
1999 8.7 8.3 11.2 7.4 3.9 11.9
2000 8.7 8.5 11.8 7.5 4.2 12.4
2001 8.8 8.6 12.0 7.7 4.2 12.9
2002 8.9 8.6 12.2 8.0 4.4 13.2
2003 9.1 8.7 12.4 8.2 4.5 13.8
2004 9.2 8.8 12.6 8.4 4.7 14.1
2005 9.2 8.7 12.5 8.5 4.8 14.3
2006 9.1 8.7 12.4 8.5 4.8 14.3
2007 9.0 8.5 12.2 8.5 4.8 14.4
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), 1998 through 2007.