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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2007-039
September 2007


A number of people contributed to the development and production of Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities. Catherine Freeman, formerly of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), provided guidance in the development of the report, which was prepared under the general direction of Thomas Snyder and Val Plisko (NCES). Marilyn Seastrom (NCES Chief Statistician) and Bruce Taylor (NCES) reviewed the entire document. William Sonnenberg (NCES) gave programming and data support.

Much of the work for this report was performed by staff at the Education Statistics Services Institute (ESSI), which is funded by NCES and composed of staff from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and a number of partner organizations. Kara Lindstrom, formerly of ESSI-AIR, assisted in the research, analysis, and drafting of indicators. Kevin Bianco of ESSI-MacroSys Research and Technology (ESSI-MacroSys), Lauren Drake (ESSI-MacroSys), and Kirsten Schnittker (formerly of ESSI-AIR) provided research and formatting support. Tom Nachazel (ESSI-AIR) copyedited the report. Katie Ferguson (ESSI-MacroSys) did the desktop publishing of the report under the supervision of Kalle Culotta.

Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities has received extensive reviews by several people, both within and outside of the Department of Education. We would like to thank them for their time and expert advice: Andrew Mary, Lee Hoffman, and Lisa Ward (NCES); Kristin Flanagan, Sandy Eyster, Stephen Mistler, Alison Slade, and Robert Stillwell (ESSI-AIR); Matthew Adams and Stephen Hocker (ESSI-Macrosys); Akemi Kinukawa and Siri Warkentien (ESSI-Child Trends); Xiaolei Wang (ESSI-National Institute of Statistical Sciences); and Duc-Le To (IES).


Angelina KewalRamani
Lauren Gilbertson
Mary Ann Fox

Education Statistics Services Institute - American Institutes for Research

Stephen Provasnik
National Center for Education Statistics