Student Records Questionnaire: School Year 1993-94, With Special Emphasis on American Indian and Alaska Native Students
(NCES 97-449) Ordering information
- There were approximately 39,300 students in BIA schools; 41,621,500 students in public schools; and 4,970,500 students in private schools in the United States in school year 1993-94 (table 1).
- In BIA schools 98.0 percent of the American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) students were members of a Tribe or Village, while only 55.4 percent of the AIAN students in public schools were members of a Tribe or Village (table 2). (Membership is a self-proclaimed status).
- In BIA schools 94.6 percent of the AIAN students were enrolled in a Tribe or Village versus only 36.0 percent of the AIAN students in public schools were enrolled in a Tribe or a Village (table 2). (To be enrolled one must meet certain qualifications established by the tribe or village).
- During school year 1993-94, 10.5 percent of the students in BIA schools and 2.7 percent of the students in public schools withdrew, dropped out, or were chronic truants. The reason most cited by students in BIA schools (47.7 percent) that withdrew, dropped out, or were chronic truants was family problems, while in public schools (19.5 percent) it was the second reason cited (table 3).
- In BIA schools 89.8 percent of AIAN students and 46.2 percent of AIAN students in public schools received free or reduced-price lunches (table 4).
- Learning disability was the most cited disability among students in all three school types; BIA schools 87.0 percent, public schools 68.9 percent, and private schools 62.7 percent (table 5).
- During school year 1993-94, 12.1 percent of the students in BIA schools had been retained one or more times, compared to 6.7 percent of the students in public and 3.4 percent of the students in private schools (table 6).
- During school year 1993-94, there was a greater percentage of females than males in grades 9-12 who were currently enrolled in Algebra II, Trigonometry, or Algebra II/Trigonometry in public schools (16.8 percent and 12.3 percent, respectively) (table 9).
- During school year 1993-94, AIAN students in grades 7-12 in BIA schools were more likely to have received instruction in American Indian/Alaska Native courses (multiple topics) than their peers who were enrolled in public schools 933.3 percent vs. 17.9 percent) (table 12).
- During school year 1993-94, 52.7 percent of the AIAN students in BIA schools and 64.6 percent of the AIAN students in public schools were limited English proficiency (LEP) (table 15).
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