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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 33-F.Percentage of high school graduates who earned minimum course credits in English, by selected school and student demographic characteristics: Selected years, 1982–2000 (2.0 credits in Survey English)

CharacteristicPercentage of graduates earning indicated minimum credits
2000 1998 1994 1990 1987 1982
Percent s.e. Percent s.e. Percent s.e. Percent s.e. Percent s.e. Percent s.e.
2.0 credits in Survey English4 92.5 1.19 87.3 1.96 85.3 2.16 87.7 1.86 88.8 1.72 80.7 1.29
Student gender
Male 91.7 1.28 86.9 1.97 84.4 2.25 87.4 1.75 87.8 1.95 80.3 1.50
Female 93.2 1.16 87.8 2.06 86.2 2.13 88.0 2.02 89.7 1.64 81.0 1.33
Student race/ethnicity1
White 93.1 1.44 87.4 2.41 85.2 2.67 87.9 2.29 89.8 1.90 79.8 1.49
Black 91.8 2.45 87.7 3.03 88.2 2.05 90.0 2.06 87.7 1.92 83.4 1.80
Hispanic 91.4 1.26 87.0 1.58 83.6 1.54 84.6 2.27 84.7 2.77 83.1 1.18
Asian/Pacific Islander 89.4 1.84 86.1 2.85 83.3 3.32 85.3 4.68 85.8 3.17 83.1 2.55
American Indian 88.0 3.86 87.4 4.17 72.1 12.93 86.5 4.78 91.3 1.38 85.9 2.92
Student program
Academic 94.4 1.03 88.1 2.15 86.1 2.31 90.3 1.73 90.7 2.22 83.3 1.47
Vocational 73.3 6.17 80.0 2.32 81.6 2.92 82.9 2.76 85.9 1.17 80.4 1.85
Both 93.9 1.23 92.0 1.69 88.5 1.95 89.3 1.65 91.5 1.67 84.8 2.20
Neither 71.0 3.31 64.9 4.44 68.6 3.88 72.7 5.49 81.2 2.31 74.9 1.80
Community type2
Urban 91.1 3.12 89.0 2.57 83.9 1.99
Suburban 92.3 1.65 84.3 3.97 78.3 2.00
Rural 94.2 1.13 89.3 3.33 82.5 1.92
Big city 85.5 3.62 86.3 3.91 84.2 2.83
Urban fringe 81.4 3.95 85.2 4.40 87.4 2.54
Medium city 85.7 3.49 89.7 3.14 92.6 1.45
Small place 87.5 3.87 89.1 2.68 89.9 2.99
School type
Public 92.1 1.29 87.2 2.13 85.8 2.33 87.7 1.96 87.9 1.82 80.4 1.25
Nonpublic 96.2 2.60 88.2 6.26 80.0 7.08 88.3 3.84 96.5 2.77 83.2 4.07
Region of the country3
Northeast 93.5 1.41 93.5 1.86 89.6 3.78 92.7 2.01 86.6 5.50 87.4 2.27
South 97.4 0.65 88.8 3.69 90.5 1.97 91.2 2.05 95.2 0.70 89.8 1.21
Midwest 86.7 4.14 82.7 4.78 75.4 6.57 78.5 6.25 83.2 2.94 69.9 2.19
West 90.2 1.92 85.2 3.25 85.6 4.07 89.1 2.70 89.2 1.91 73.4 3.27

† Not applicable. In terms of community type, the community type definitions used in 1987, 1990, and 1994 differed from the community type definitions used in 1998 and 2000.

1 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.

2 Although having similar names, the definitions for the 1982 high school graduates' community type subgroups are not compatible with the definitions for the 1998 and 2000 high school graduates' community type subgroups.

3 "Region of the country" refers to the Census-defined regions. For more information about Census-defined regions, see the U.S. Census Bureau online publication "Census Regions and Divisions of the United States" (http://www.census.gov/geo/www/us_regdiv.pdf [1.1M PDF]).

4 Survey English refers to general English courses that cover a variety of reading and writing skills, including language, grammar, composition, and literature.

NOTE: Credit definitions listed in the row header indicate the minimum number of credits earned. For example, "1.0 credit in … course" represents "1.0 credit or more earned in … course."

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 22 May 2007 (MH)

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