Education Report Roundup

Reading, Math Performance of American Indian, Alaska Native Students Examined

By Alyson Klein — May 24, 2006 1 min read
  • Save to favorites
  • Print

American Indian and Alaska Native students tend to score lower than their white and Asian-American peers on National Assessment of Educational Progress reading and math tests in 4th and 8th grades, but they score higher than African-American students on those tests.

“The Performance of American Indian and Alaska Native Fourth-and Eighth-Grade Students on NAEP 2005 Reading and Mathematics Assessments” is posted by the National Center for Education Statistics.

The U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics’ report examines the NAEP reading and math scores of American Indian and Alaska Native students from the 2005 NAEP. The report examined national NAEP results for students attending both public and private schools, as well as those operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Department of Defense schools. It also examined regional scores for states with relatively high numbers of American Indian and Alaska Native students.

In addition, the report found that American Indian/Alaska Native students in Oklahoma had a higher average score than American Indian/Alaska Native students nationally or in other selected states, including Alaska, Arizona, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Events

This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Reading & Literacy Webinar
Your Questions on the Science of Reading, Answered
Dive into the Science of Reading with K-12 leaders. Discover strategies, policy insights, and more in our webinar.
Content provided by Otus
Mathematics Live Online Discussion A Seat at the Table: Breaking the Cycle: How Districts are Turning around Dismal Math Scores
Math myth: Students just aren't good at it? Join us & learn how districts are boosting math scores.
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Student Achievement Webinar
How To Tackle The Biggest Hurdles To Effective Tutoring
Learn how districts overcome the three biggest challenges to implementing high-impact tutoring with fidelity: time, talent, and funding.
Content provided by Saga Education

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Teacher Jobs
Search over ten thousand teaching jobs nationwide — elementary, middle, high school and more.
View Jobs
Principal Jobs
Find hundreds of jobs for principals, assistant principals, and other school leadership roles.
View Jobs
Administrator Jobs
Over a thousand district-level jobs: superintendents, directors, more.
View Jobs
Support Staff Jobs
Search thousands of jobs, from paraprofessionals to counselors and more.
View Jobs

Read Next

Education Briefly Stated: March 13, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
9 min read
Education Briefly Stated: February 21, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated: February 7, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated: January 31, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
9 min read