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ERIC Number: ED032168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug-28
Pages: 12
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Academic Achievement of American Indian Students--Review of Recent Research.
Edington, Everett D.
The disadvantagement of American Indian youth has long been of concern to various researchers. The major findings of recent research related to the achievement of Indian students in school are summarized in an effort to describe the extent of their disadvantagement. Nearly all of the studies reviewed showed the Indian student to be far behind other students in achievement. On standardized tests, Indian children tend to do very poorly when compared with state and national scores compiled by the rest of the relevant stratum of the school population. Research has also indicated that generally the gap between the levels of achievement of the white and Indian students widens as they progress through school. High dropout rates among the Indian students were also revealed. The dropout rate for the Indian female is considerably higher than it is for the Indian male student. Although a smaller proportion than white students graduate, Indian high school graduates have a high percentage enrolled in academic or vocational programs upon graduation. However, later studies revealed that many of these Indians were unemployed or underemployed. (CM)
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Note: Paper presented at Rural Sociological Society Meeting (San Francisco, California, August 28-31, 1969)