2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 8.Percentage of high school graduates who earned at least the minimum core course curriculum credits, by credit distribution and student gender: 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.
Male 17.3 1.36 15.4 2.21 13.0 0.93 14.0 1.05 11.3 1.03 2.0 0.31
Female 17.8 1.48 15.2 1.56 12.6 0.97 12.8 0.88 9.6 0.85 1.7 0.25
4 Eng. + 3 S.S. + 3 Math + 3 Sci. + 1/2 Comp.
Male 22.9 1.56 19.6 2.24 16.7 1.25 18.6 1.16 15.8 1.02 3.2 0.45
Female 21.2 1.53 18.3 1.64 15.5 1.21 15.9 0.96 12.8 1.00 2.1 0.27
4 Eng. + 3 S.S. + 3 Math + 3 Sci. + 2 F.L.
Male 41.5 1.68 41.0 2.19 35.3 1.12 29.3 1.37 19.9 1.20 8.8 0.64
Female 53.4 1.65 48.8 2.05 43.1 1.35 31.3 1.35 20.8 1.19 9.6 0.52
4 Eng. + 3 S.S. + 3 Math + 3 Sci.
Male 54.4 1.70 54.0 2.64 47.7 1.51 39.3 1.70 28.6 1.25 14.8 0.82
Female 62.3 1.75 58.6 2.48 52.1 1.62 38.5 1.55 27.3 1.35 13.3 0.77
4 Eng. + 3 S.S. + 2 Math + 2 Sci.
Male 74.9 1.88 74.2 2.32 72.5 1.66 66.1 2.18 53.2 1.94 31.6 1.33
Female 81.2 1.43 77.9 2.14 77.2 1.47 67.3 2.02 53.9 1.85 31.5 1.34

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.


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