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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 9.Percentage of high school graduates who earned at least the minimum core course curriculum credits, by credit distribution and by student race/ethnicity: 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.
White 17.4 1.42 16.2 2.04 13.1 1.01 13.9 1.06 11.0 0.99 2.2 0.29
Black 17.0 1.63 13.8 1.33 10.3 1.34 11.5 1.49 6.8 1.10 0.8 0.25
Hispanic 14.8 2.11 12.6 1.95 13.8 1.03 12.0 2.02 5.4 1.15 0.5 0.19
Asian/Pacific Islander 26.7 5.31 14.7 2.93 20.8 2.09 19.3 1.97 20.7 2.60 5.1 1.30
American Indian 10.7 2.09 11.4 4.04 8.3 1.72 3.9 1.94 2.5 0.86 0.9 0.71
4 Eng. + 3 S.S. + 3 Math + 3 Sci. + 1/2 Comp.
White 22.1 1.61 20.0 2.15 16.5 1.28 17.5 1.16 15.2 1.12 3.1 0.35
Black 22.8 2.10 18.2 1.64 14.9 2.55 18.9 2.08 9.1 1.16 1.0 0.27
Hispanic 17.4 2.16 15.6 2.23 15.6 1.18 13.5 2.10 7.7 1.27 0.8 0.33
Asian/Pacific Islander 29.6 5.40 16.3 3.18 22.6 2.23 21.1 2.17 22.9 2.69 5.9 1.22
American Indian 17.3 3.77 16.0 4.07 17.1 2.70 9.8 3.58 12.7 2.38 0.9 0.71
4 Eng. + 3 S.S. + 3 Math + 3 Sci. + 2 F.L.
White 48.8 1.62 46.3 2.17 41.8 1.33 32.1 1.44 21.1 1.19 10.5 0.48
Black 44.9 2.49 39.9 3.53 30.1 1.56 23.3 2.28 15.1 1.42 5.3 1.19
Hispanic 40.3 5.53 32.5 2.87 36.3 3.14 25.8 2.46 12.1 2.01 3.7 0.54
Asian/Pacific Islander 58.2 3.52 54.8 2.43 51.2 2.34 43.7 3.03 41.6 4.21 17.2 2.63
American Indian 26.6 3.66 29.9 4.56 22.5 4.31 9.9 3.70 5.3 1.52 3.0 1.57
4 Eng. + 3 S.S. + 3 Math + 3 Sci.
White 59.1 1.75 57.4 2.71 52.9 1.71 39.9 1.62 29.1 1.39 15.5 0.66
Black 63.5 2.79 57.2 4.62 44.9 2.54 39.5 3.61 23.1 2.41 11.6 1.29
Hispanic 48.2 5.80 41.4 3.39 41.2 3.44 30.3 2.60 16.9 2.01 6.5 0.59
Asian/Pacific Islander 62.6 3.48 64.8 3.79 56.1 2.41 48.8 3.07 45.7 4.13 21.4 2.83
American Indian 42.4 5.88 42.9 4.19 46.0 3.30 20.9 4.84 25.0 3.51 8.2 4.32
4 Eng. + 3 S.S. + 2 Math + 2 Sci.
White 78.2 1.86 75.4 2.67 75.7 1.70 66.0 2.32 53.1 2.19 32.5 1.30
Black 82.1 2.43 78.4 3.20 76.6 2.35 73.4 3.13 55.5 3.20 31.7 2.47
Hispanic 75.4 3.18 73.3 2.52 77.5 3.08 65.1 3.08 48.0 2.41 25.2 1.53
Asian/Pacific Islander 75.0 3.32 79.6 3.59 73.1 3.45 70.6 4.03 66.3 4.00 34.5 3.00
American Indian 72.5 4.50 80.2 4.25 77.0 3.75 47.9 6.56 64.1 5.21 23.3 6.05

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. American Indian includes Alaska Native, Black includes African American, Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian, and Hispanic includes Latino. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin unless specified. 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)

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