Thursday, December 08, 2005
Educational Experiences of American Indians and Alaska Natives
The NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) has issued two reports describing the early learning and educational experiences of American Indians and Alaska Natives. American Indian and Alaska Native Children: Findings From the Base Year of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) is an on-going survey of 10,000 children born in 2001. The report indicates that these children have similar skills at 9 months to the general population despite poverty and other barriers. Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives describes the academic achievement of American Indians and Alaska Natives over the past 20 years.