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Table E-14-1.  Percentage of high school students (grades 9 through 12) who did homework outside of school, average hours per week spent on homework, frequency of doing homework, and percentage of students whose parents checked that homework was done, by sex and race/ethnicity: 2007

Sex and race/ethnicity Percent of students who did homework outside of school   Students who did homework outside of school
  Average hours per week spent on homework   Frequency of doing homework   Percent of students whose parents1 checked that homework was done
    Less than once per week   1 to 2 days per week   3 to 4 days per week   5 or more days per week  
           
Total2 93.0   6.8   5.4   14.8   38.0   41.9   64.6
Sex                          
Male 91.2   6.0   7.4   18.4   38.2   36.0   67.8
Female 94.9   7.5   3.3   11.2   37.7   47.8   61.5
                           
Race/ethnicity                          
White 94.5   6.8   4.2   12.9   38.6   44.3   57.2
Black 91.8   6.3     20.1   41.0   29.7   83.1
Hispanic 90.7   6.4   5.9   17.7   36.6   39.8   75.5
Asian 93.6   10.3   #   13.8 ! 18.5 ! 67.7   59.0
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander            
American Indian/Alaska Native            
Two or more races 86.7   7.2     9.9   34.1   50.2   64.4
                           
Race/ethnicity by sex                          
Male                          
White 92.3   6.2   6.1   16.9   38.6   38.3   61.3
Black 91.7   5.4     21.1   41.9   24.1   85.8
Hispanic 89.7   5.6   7.2   21.6   37.1   34.1   74.2
Asian 89.0   8.0   #     30.1 ! 53.8   57.6
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander            
American Indian/Alaska Native            
Two or more races 86.1   6.5     10.6 ! 31.7   47.4   65.8
                           
Female                          
White 96.7   7.4   2.5   9.3   38.6   49.7   53.4
Black 91.9   7.5     18.8   39.7   37.1   79.4
Hispanic 91.7   7.2   4.5 ! 13.8   36.1   45.6   77.0
Asian 100.0   13.2   #   10.8 !   85.2   60.8
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander            
American Indian/Alaska Native            
Two or more races 87.5   8.0   #   8.9 ! 37.2   53.9   62.6
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
‡ Reporting standards not met. There are either too few cases or the coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater.
1 Refers to one or more parent or other household adult.
2 Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately in the table.
NOTE: Data based on responses of the parent most knowledgeable about the student's education. Analysis excludes homeschooled students. Reporting standards for Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander students and American Indian/Alaska Native students were not met; therefore, data for these groups are not shown in the table. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. 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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