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ERIC Number: ED498259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 177
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 49
Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities. NCES 2007-039
KewalRamani, Angelina; Gilbertson, Lauren; Fox, Mary Ann; Provasnik, Stephen
National Center for Education Statistics
"Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities" examines the educational progress and challenges that racial and ethnic minorities face in the United States. This report shows that over time larger numbers of minorities have completed high school and continued their education in college. Despite these gains, progress has varied, and differences persist among Hispanic, Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and White students on key indicators of educational performance. This report uses statistics to examine current conditions as well as changes in the education of racial and ethnic minority students in the United States. Minorities in general have made strides in educational achievement over the past few decades; however, some groups continue to lag behind others in certain areas. "Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities" is part of a series of reports produced by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) that in the past have focused on specific racial/ethnic groups, including "Status and Trends in the Education of Blacks" (Hoffman and Llagas 2003), "Status and Trends in the Education of Hispanics" (Llagas 2003), and "Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives" (Freeman and Fox 2005). The report begins with demographic information (chapter 1) and then is organized roughly according to the chronology of an individual's education, starting with indicators on preprimary, elementary, and secondary education (chapter 2), student achievement (chapter 3) and persistence in education (chapter 4), behaviors that can affect educational experience (chapter 5), participation in postsecondary education (chapter 6), and outcomes of education (chapter 7). The following are appended: (1) Supplemental Tables; (2) Supplemental Notes; and (3) Guide to Sources. (Contains 66 tables and 52 figures.)
National Center for Education Statistics. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
IES Funded: Yes