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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2010-015
July 2010

Table 19.1.

Percentage of high school students who did homework outside of school and whose parents checked that homework was done, by frequency and race/ethnicity: 2007

  Average hours per week spent on homework by students who did homework outside of school                   Percent of students whose parents1 checked that homework was done
    Percentage distribution of students who did homework outside of school by how frequently they did homework  
    Less than once per week   1 to 2 days per week   3 to 4 days per week   5 or more days per week  
All high school students2                      
(grades 9 through 12) 6.8   5.4   14.8   38.0   41.9   64.6
White 6.8   4.2   12.9   38.6   44.3   57.2
Black 6.3   9.3 ! 20.1   41.0   29.7   83.1
Hispanic 6.4   5.9   17.7   36.6   39.9   75.6
Asian 10.3   #   13.8 ! 18.5 ! 67.7   59.0
Two or more races 7.1   6.2   10.5   32.9   50.5   65.9
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution.
1 Refers to one or more parent or other household adult.
2 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: Data based on responses of the parent most knowledgeable about the student's education. Reporting standards for Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders and American Indians/Alaska Natives were not met; therefore, data for these groups are not shown in the table. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey of the National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES), 2007.