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Table 218.50. Percentage distribution of 8th-grade public school students, by number of hours they spend using a laptop or desktop computer for schoolwork on a weekday and selected student and school characteristics: 2015
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Selected student or school characteristic None Less than 1 hour 1 to 2 hours 2 to 3 hours More than 3 hours
1 2 3 4 5 6
Total 19.9 (0.55) 28.6 (0.63) 29.0 (0.63) 11.0   (0.43) 11.5   (0.44)
                         
Sex                        
Male 21.4 (0.79) 28.3 (0.87) 28.4 (0.87) 10.5   (0.59) 11.4   (0.61)
Female 18.3 (0.77) 29.0 (0.91) 29.6 (0.91) 11.4   (0.63) 11.6   (0.64)
                         
Race/ethnicity                        
White 18.0 (0.79) 34.1 (0.98) 28.8 (0.93) 9.1   (0.59) 9.9   (0.62)
Black 21.6 (1.35) 22.2 (1.36) 27.3 (1.46) 12.8   (1.10) 16.1   (1.21)
Hispanic 23.8 (1.10) 24.2 (1.11) 29.9 (1.18) 11.7   (0.83) 10.4   (0.79)
Asian 10.8 (1.89) 26.8 (2.70) 32.3 (2.86) 16.4   (2.26) 13.8   (2.10)
Pacific Islander (†) (†) (†)   (†)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native (†) (†) (†)   (†)   (†)
Two or more races 16.3 (3.26) 29.5 (4.03) 27.9 (3.96) 13.2   (2.99) 13.2   (2.99)
                         
English language learner (ELL) status                        
ELL 23.2 (2.24) 22.7 (2.22) 27.7 (2.37) 13.4   (1.81) 12.9   (1.78)
Non-ELL 19.7 (0.57) 29.1 (0.65) 29.1 (0.65) 10.8   (0.45) 11.4   (0.46)
                         
Disability status1                        
Identified as student with disability (SD) 25.4 (1.88) 25.6 (1.89) 24.4 (1.86) 12.7   (1.44) 11.9   (1.40)
Not identified as SD 19.3 (0.58) 29.0 (0.66) 29.5 (0.67) 10.8   (0.45) 11.4   (0.47)
                         
Eligibility for free or reduced-price lunch                        
Eligible 24.5 (0.79) 23.9 (0.79) 28.4 (0.83) 11.3   (0.58) 12.0   (0.60)
Not eligible 13.6 (0.74) 34.4 (1.02) 30.1 (0.98) 10.9   (0.67) 11.0   (0.67)
Information not available 22.6 (4.08) 42.5 (4.82) 24.5 (4.20) 3.8 ! (1.86) 6.6 ! (2.42)
                         
School locale                        
City 22.3 (1.12) 25.9 (1.18) 29.5 (1.22) 11.0   (0.84) 11.5   (0.86)
Suburb 18.0 (0.81) 29.0 (0.95) 29.7 (0.96) 11.0   (0.66) 12.4   (0.69)
Town 17.0 (1.65) 29.1 (1.99) 30.5 (2.02) 11.9   (1.42) 11.5   (1.40)
Rural 22.4 (1.30) 31.3 (1.44) 26.1 (1.37) 10.5   (0.96) 9.6   (0.92)
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡Reporting standards not met (too few cases for a reliable estimate).
1 The student with disability (SD) variable used in this table includes students who have a 504 plan, even if they do not have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: American Institutes for Research, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Validity Studies Panel, Initial Tables From the 2015 Computer Access and Familiarity Study. (This table was prepared January 2017.)

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