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Table E-7-1.  Number and percentage of students attending public elementary and secondary schools, by status of adequate yearly progress (AYP), sex, and race/ethnicity: School year 2008–09

Sex and race/ethnicity Total Not required to meet AYP   Required to meet AYP
  Met AYP   Did not meet AYP
Total, number1 48,263,000 520,000   28,936,000   18,808,000
Total, percentage1 100.0 1.1   60.0   39.0
Sex            
Male 100.0 1.1   59.9   39.0
Female 100.0 1.0   60.0   39.0
             
Race/ethnicity            
White 100.0 0.8   66.2   33.0
Black 100.0 1.2   52.4   46.4
Hispanic 100.0 1.7   50.4   47.8
Asian/Pacific Islander 100.0 0.7   59.6   39.7
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 0.6   56.2   43.2
Two or more races    
             
Race/ethnicity by sex            
Male            
White 100.0 0.9   66.1   33.0
Black 100.0 1.3   52.3   46.5
Hispanic 100.0 1.8   50.3   47.9
Asian/Pacific Islander 100.0 0.8   59.2   40.0
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 0.7   56.3   43.1
Two or more races    
             
Female            
White 100.0 0.8   66.2   33.0
Black 100.0 1.0   52.6   46.3
Hispanic 100.0 1.7   50.5   47.8
Asian/Pacific Islander 100.0 0.7   60.0   39.3
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 0.5   56.2   43.3
Two or more races    
Not available.
1 Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately in the table.
NOTE: Excludes enrollments for schools for which no data on AYP were available. AYP is an individual state's measure of yearly progress toward achieving state academic standards based on criteria contained in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) statute. AYP is the minimum level of improvement that public schools must attain each year and is based on spring accountability testing and prior performance. Data are derived from the 96 percent of schools that reported on AYP. Also, excludes schools for which enrollment data by race/ethnicity and sex were not available. 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, Common Core of Data (CCD), “Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey,” 2008–09 and EDFacts SY 2008–09.
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