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ERIC Number: ED493678
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Reference Count: 19
National Indian Education Study. Part II: The Educational Experiences of Fourth- and Eighth-Grade American Indian and Alaska Native Students. Statistical Analysis Report. NCES 2007-454
Stancavage, Frances B.; Mitchell, Julia H.; de Mello, Victor Bandeira; Gaertner, Freya E.; Spain, Angeline K.; Rahal, Michelle L.
National Center for Education Statistics
This report presents results from a national survey, conducted in 2005, that examined the educational experiences of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) students in grades 4 and 8, with particular emphasis on the integration of native language and culture into school and classroom activities. Students, teachers, and school principals all participated in the survey, which constituted Part II of the National Indian Education Study (NIES). NIES was a two-part study conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), with the support of the Office of Indian Education (OIE), for the U.S. Department of Education. Part I of NIES collected information on the academic performance of AI/AN students, as measured by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). This report describes important aspects of the educational experiences of AI/AN students in grades 4 and 8. Although the central focus of the report is AI/AN students, information is also provided about non-AI/AN students, where available, so that the reader can compare the characteristics of AI/AN students with their peers from different backgrounds. The source of the information on non-AI/AN students is NAEP, which included a survey component to collect limited demographic information about all students who participated in 2005. The NAEP survey, however, did not collect information on the role of AI/AN culture or language in education--topics which are the central focus of NIES. Technical Notes and a Data Appendix are also included. (Contains 100 tables and 32 figures.) [For "National Indian Education Study. Part I: The Performance of American Indian and Alaska Native Fourth-and Eighth-Grade Students on NAEP 2005 Reading and Mathematics Assessments Statistical Analysis Report. NCES 2006-463," see ED491693.]
Descriptors: Grade 4, Statistical Analysis, Indians, Educational Experience, American Indians, Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, National Surveys, Grade 8, Culturally Relevant Education, Native Language Instruction, Academic Achievement, Student Characteristics, Demography, Rural Education, Urban Education, Academic Standards, Teacher Qualifications, Institutional Characteristics, Extracurricular Activities, Teacher Characteristics, Socioeconomic Influences
ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site: http://www.edpubs.org
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Grade 8
Sponsor: Office of Indian Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; American Institutes for Research (CRESS), Kensington, MD.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska
IES Funded: Yes
IES Publication: http://ies.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007454