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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 7.Percentage of high school graduates who earned at least the minimum core course curriculum credits, by credit distribution: Selected years, 1982–2000

Minimum core curriculum credits2000 1998 1994 1990 1987 1982
Percent s.e. Percent s.e. Percent s.e. Percent s.e. Percent s.e. Percent s.e.
4 Eng. + 3 S.S. + 3 Math + 3 Sci. + 1/2 Comp. + 2 F.L. 17.6 1.29 15.1 1.56 12.8 0.88 13.4 0.93 10.4 0.81 1.9 0.22
4 Eng. + 3 S.S. + 3 Math + 3 Sci. + 1/2 Comp. 22.0 1.41 18.7 1.65 16.1 1.15 17.2 1.01 14.2 0.89 2.6 0.27
4 Eng. + 3 S.S. + 3 Math + 3 Sci. + 2 F.L. 47.8 1.53 44.7 1.91 39.3 1.13 30.3 1.25 20.3 1.00 9.2 0.44
4 Eng. + 3 S.S. + 3 Math + 3 Sci. 58.6 1.64 55.9 2.44 49.9 1.49 38.9 1.51 28.0 1.16 14.0 0.54
4 Eng. + 3 S.S. + 2 Math + 2 Sci. 78.2 1.60 75.7 2.17 74.9 1.52 66.8 2.02 53.5 1.73 31.6 1.06

NOTE: Subject field abbreviations used in this table include Eng. = English, S.S. = Social Studies, Math = Mathematics, Sci. = Science, Comp. = Computer Science, and F.L. = Foreign Languages. Estimates in this table may differ somewhat from other NCES reports for reasons such as differences in inclusion/exclusion criteria for student records or changes in the taxonomy used to summarize the courses.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Transcript Study (HSTS), Selected years 1987–2000; High School and Beyond (HS&B), 1982.


Last updated 2 December 2005 (HM)