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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 10.Percentage of high school graduates who earned at least the minimum core course curriculum credits, by credit distribution and student program: 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.
Academic 20.7 1.50 18.4 1.95 16.6 1.14 19.2 1.22 17.7 1.34 4.2 0.49
Vocational
Both 14.0 1.65 10.8 1.39 7.1 0.67 6.9 0.84 3.9 0.58 0.7 0.31
Neither
4 Eng. + 3 S.S. + 3 Math + 3 Sci. + 1/2 Comp.
Academic 24.6 1.53 22.0 1.97 20.1 1.40 23.8 1.29 23.3 1.39 5.6 0.60
Vocational
Both 21.9 2.39 16.1 1.74 11.7 1.10 12.1 1.28 8.7 0.97 2.6 0.84
Neither
4 Eng. + 3 S.S. + 3 Math + 3 Sci. + 2 F.L.
Academic 56.6 1.44 53.8 1.98 50.5 1.37 43.3 1.52 33.9 1.46 20.7 0.83
Vocational
Both 36.5 2.42 33.5 2.66 23.1 1.22 15.5 1.42 9.6 1.12 4.4 0.82
Neither
4 Eng. + 3 S.S. + 3 Math + 3 Sci.
Academic 66.1 1.50 64.3 2.38 61.0 1.57 53.3 1.69 44.8 1.49 29.5 0.90
Vocational
Both 56.2 2.29 53.3 3.52 41.1 1.90 28.9 2.43 20.9 1.65 16.2 1.60
Neither
4 Eng. + 3 S.S. + 2 Math + 2 Sci.
Academic 84.5 1.33 82.6 1.91 82.6 1.53 80.1 1.77 71.6 1.75 55.7 1.30
Vocational 14.5 2.93 15.5 3.21 21.8 3.48 14.5 2.50 14.1 1.91 5.6 0.56
Both 82.4 1.91 80.4 2.74 82.1 1.49 76.8 2.26 68.3 2.45 58.1 1.91
Neither 12.1 2.09 15.4 1.67 15.6 2.31 14.9 1.76 11.9 1.50 5.2 0.79

† Not applicable. Because of the definitions of the student program types, it is not possible for Vocational or Neither students to take the course combinations shown in all but the last set of indicated minimum credits. Students who took 4 years of English, 3 years of Social Studies, 3 years of Science, and 3 years of Mathematics are, by definition, classified as Academic or Both.

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)

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