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Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008

NCES 2008-084
September 2008

Table 5.4b.  Percentage of students who qualify for limited-English-proficient (LEP) services, by LEP enrollment status and race/ethnicity: 2006

Race/ethnicity Total Enrolled in
LEP services
Not enrolled in
LEP services
Total qualified for LEP services 9.4 8.6 0.8
White 0.9 0.7 0.1
Black 1.8 1.6 0.2
Hispanic 36.3 33.4 2.9
Asian/Pacific Islander 22.5 19.9 2.6
American Indian/Alaska Native 8.5 7.2 1.3
NOTE: Students who qualify for LEP services are defined as: (1) individuals who were not born in the United States or whose native language is a language other than English; (2) individuals who come from environments where a language other than English is dominant; and (3) individuals who are American Indian/Alaska Native and who come from environments where a language other than English has had a significant impact on their level of English language proficiency, and who, by reason thereof, have sufficient difficulty speaking, reading, writing, or understanding the English language. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Civil Rights Data Collection, 2006, retrieved July 2, 2008, from