++Addition++The Wordsum distributions for Portuguese-Americans and non-Hispanic whites follow respectively. The P-A average is a slightly more than .4 standard deviations below n-H whites, suggesting an average IQ of around 93 or 94. So if those in Hawaii tend toward the lower end of the SES scale, as Jason asserts, 90 seems to fit as an average for P-As in Hawaii.
Jason Malloy offers an answer to the question of why Hawaiian white kids do so poorly on NAEP testing compared to whites in other states (short answer–one-sixth of Hawaiian whites are Portuguese by descent). As a bonus, he provides a similar explanation for why Hawaiian Asians (a category including native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders) also fare so poorly. His calculations are below.
Median IQ for Hawaiian ethnic groups from The Global Bell Curve and a few other sources:
East Asian: 101
Puerto Ricans: 78
Applying the ethnic demographics of Hawaii to the IQ numbers listed above, we surprisingly get the same numbers as the NAEP IQ estimates virtually down to the same decimal point.
Weighted IQ = 93.8
NAEP IQ = 93.6
Weighted IQ = 98.5
NAEP IQ = 98.5
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