Title:  National Indian Education Study: Part II: The Educational Experiences of Fourth- and Eighth-Grade American Indian and Alaska Native Students
Description: This report presents results from a national survey, conducted in 2005, that examined the educational experiences of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) students in grades 4 and 8, with particular emphasis on the integration of native language and culture into school and classroom activities. Students, teachers, and school principals all participated in the survey, which constituted Part II of the National Indian Education Study (NIES). Part I of NIES collected information on the academic performance of AI/AN students, as measured by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The report describes important aspects of the educational experiences of AI/AN students in grades 4 and 8. . Findings are presented in four broad areas: characteristics of AI/AN students, their schools, their teachers, and their curriculum. Although the central focus of the report is AI/AN students, information is also provided about non-AI/AN students, where available. The report also provides comparisons between AI/AN students at high density and low density schools. High density schools are defined by the Office of Indian Education as schools in which at least 25 percent of the students are American Indian or Alaska Native. All other schools are classified as low density. The Technical Notes section provides information about sampling, interpreting statistical significance, and other technical features. The Data Appendix provides tables that support the findings provided in the report.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: October 2006
Web Release: October 10, 2006
Print Release: October 10, 2006
Publication #: NCES 2007454
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Frances B. Stancavage, Julia H. Mitchell, Victor Bandeira de Mello, Freya E. Gaertner, Angeline K. Spain, and Michelle L. Rahal
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Achievement (student)
American Indian
Progress in education
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Taslima Rahman.