2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 28.Percentage of high school graduates who earned various numbers of course credits and mean number of earned course credits, by subject field: 1987

Subject fieldNumber of credits earned Mean course credits earned
0 0.01–0.5 0.51–1 1.01–2 2.01–3 3.01–4 4.01–5 5.01–6 More than 6
Mathematics 0.1 0.1 4.1 22.1 31.9 30.5 9.5 1.6 0.2 3.1
Science 0.4 0.4 11.6 38.5 26.8 16.4 4.5 1.0 0.4 2.6
English # 0.2 1.1 10.4 62.7 19.9 3.9 1.7 4.1
Social Studies 0.1 # 0.4 10.7 39.7 34.6 11.3 2.6 0.6 3.4
Fine Arts 32.2 10.3 18.7 16.4 8.2 7.3 3.5 1.8 1.6 1.4
Foreign Languages 33.1 2.4 16.4 25.3 13.0 7.2 1.5 0.5 0.6 1.5
Computer-Related Studies 49.5 23.5 17.2 7.7 1.4 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.5
Consumer & Homemaking Education 55.3 13.6 15.1 10.5 3.8 1.1 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.6
General Labor Market Preparation 22.8 21.8 34.4 15.3 3.7 1.2 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.9
Specific Labor Market Preparation 12.5 8.1 13.5 17.9 13.8 10.6 7.5 6.4 9.6 2.8
General Skills 70.3 11.1 10.2 6.1 1.6 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.3
Personal Health & Physical Education 3.5 5.2 15.8 32.6 22.1 13.0 6.5 1.0 0.2 2.2
Religion 91.2 0.8 1.0 0.9 1.9 4.1 0.1 # # 0.2
Military Science 97.1 0.4 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.5 # # # 0.1
Special Education 95.8 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.2 1.1 0.2
All Courses Other Than Above 99.1 0.5 0.3 # # # # # # #

† Not applicable. The inclusion/exclusion criteria used to produce the tabulations require high school graduates to have a positive number of English credits.

# Rounds to zero.

NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Transcript Study (HSTS), 1987.


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