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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 33-G.Percentage of high school graduates who earned minimum course credits in English, by selected school and student demographic characteristics: Selected years, 1982–2000 (3.0 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.
3.0 credits in Survey English4 77.0 2.34 66.6 3.03 72.5 2.49 72.3 2.56 70.9 3.03 59.5 1.29
Student gender
Male 76.2 2.51 67.2 3.05 71.7 2.63 72.5 2.55 70.3 3.22 59.8 1.89
Female 77.6 2.27 66.3 3.17 73.4 2.51 72.2 2.66 71.6 2.99 59.2 1.18
Student race/ethnicity1
White 76.7 2.91 66.0 3.36 73.1 3.15 72.5 3.08 71.1 3.59 57.7 1.45
Black 81.5 2.78 70.8 5.93 75.5 3.20 77.3 3.33 73.4 3.07 68.1 2.13
Hispanic 75.9 2.64 67.5 2.97 69.7 2.86 65.3 4.02 68.2 5.01 63.3 2.15
Asian/Pacific Islander 69.8 4.05 68.3 5.91 71.1 4.74 71.4 7.91 71.2 3.42 57.6 3.33
American Indian 79.3 5.71 67.9 6.14 61.6 10.67 75.4 6.36 79.6 2.55 59.0 10.11
Student program
Academic 78.4 2.42 66.8 3.19 73.6 2.71 76.0 2.67 74.3 3.51 63.4 1.47
Vocational 54.6 6.66 53.9 4.36 63.3 3.68 59.7 3.54 64.3 3.64 59.0 2.02
Both 83.9 1.98 76.7 3.83 79.0 2.46 79.1 2.13 78.0 3.51 67.2 2.90
Neither 42.9 5.03 38.3 3.47 47.8 4.32 48.9 4.97 57.2 3.71 50.4 1.74
Community type2
Urban 72.5 4.56 73.5 4.61 60.6 3.46
Suburban 79.6 2.96 60.8 4.64 57.8 1.72
Rural 76.2 5.79 66.9 5.42 61.4 2.61
Big city 74.3 4.40 70.1 6.69 63.0 4.96
Urban fringe 61.4 5.95 70.0 5.72 68.1 4.63
Medium city 68.1 5.89 69.7 7.14 74.6 6.47
Small place 80.2 4.30 74.9 3.68 74.2 5.31
School type
Public 76.1 2.62 66.2 3.29 72.6 2.66 71.9 2.71 69.5 3.18 59.1 1.40
Nonpublic 86.2 4.48 71.2 12.27 72.3 7.37 76.4 4.83 83.3 6.53 62.4 4.68
Region of the country3
Northeast 79.2 5.07 75.1 5.65 77.9 5.97 77.3 3.40 70.2 10.13 70.8 2.69
South 91.3 1.06 76.7 5.19 83.5 2.60 86.6 2.48 89.3 1.03 79.0 2.00
Midwest 63.1 7.40 48.7 6.99 52.1 7.05 54.3 7.69 53.8 5.21 39.4 2.15
West 67.4 4.60 65.3 4.90 75.6 4.74 67.3 6.14 66.6 5.50 43.1 3.35

† 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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