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NAEP High School Transcript Study

The NAEP High School Transcript Study (HSTS) provides information about the types of courses that graduates take, how many credits they earn, their grade point averages, and the relationship between coursetaking patterns and achievement, as measured by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Learn more..

2009 High School Transcript Study Results

The results are in from the 2009 High School Transcript Study. Download a copy of America's High School Graduates: Results from the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study.

Access Publications and Data

The 2009 HSTS followed procedures described in The 2009 High School Transcript Study User's Guide (5.8 MB). See The 2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations: Comparative Data on Credits Earned and Demographics for 2000, 1998, 1994, 1990, 1987, and 1982 High School Graduates. Take a look at HSTS publications from studies conducted in 1982, 1987, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2005 and 2009.

How the High School Transcript Study Works

Learn how data are collected. Learn how the courses are classified using the Classification of Secondary School Courses. Find out how grade point average is calculated. Find out how the HSTS is linked to NAEP. Learn more about HSTS design.

Using NAEP High School Transcript Study Data

Explore the wealth of NAEP HSTS data in the NAEP Data Explorer for HSTS. The restricted-use data for the 2009, 2005, and 2000 HSTS are available for licensed researchers; other NAEP microdata are also available.


Last updated 03 March 2015 (DS)
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