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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 33-H.Percentage of high school graduates who earned minimum course credits in English, by selected school and student demographic characteristics: Selected years, 1982–2000 (4.0 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.
4.0 credits in Survey English4 50.5 2.20 43.5 2.85 55.4 2.32 52.0 2.69 49.1 2.72 33.9 1.39
Student gender
Male 50.3 2.16 43.8 2.86 53.7 2.44 51.6 2.70 48.0 3.09 32.9 1.54
Female 50.5 2.35 43.9 2.97 57.0 2.35 52.3 2.79 50.4 2.57 34.7 1.52
Student race/ethnicity1
White 49.3 2.80 42.6 2.96 55.8 2.94 52.4 3.13 50.6 3.29 32.7 1.53
Black 58.6 3.16 54.0 6.68 59.6 4.16 56.3 4.23 53.1 3.02 42.3 2.37
Hispanic 52.8 2.90 45.9 3.69 55.1 3.65 43.7 4.10 35.6 3.37 36.2 1.89
Asian/Pacific Islander 40.3 4.13 48.1 8.52 55.6 5.34 50.3 7.29 46.3 6.12 25.5 3.30
American Indian 54.5 7.75 50.2 5.38 43.1 7.00 56.3 7.81 50.4 2.88 20.9 5.09
Student program
Academic 51.0 2.47 43.3 2.91 57.7 2.49 57.8 2.75 55.3 3.23 41.2 1.70
Vocational 27.7 4.58 20.3 3.06 35.2 3.66 31.0 3.01 36.5 3.42 28.1 1.93
Both 61.2 2.67 57.3 4.41 62.6 2.91 60.2 2.41 59.5 4.04 48.3 3.53
Neither 14.0 2.54 15.6 2.41 24.7 3.56 20.8 3.72 28.1 2.96 21.6 1.70
Community type2
Urban 46.3 3.99 48.7 4.32 39.1 2.97
Suburban 53.5 3.43 40.8 4.40 29.9 1.55
Rural 48.6 5.71 41.6 5.25 36.9 2.71
Big city 55.0 5.84 49.5 7.45 42.0 4.25
Urban fringe 41.7 4.72 46.1 6.05 46.5 4.14
Medium city 50.1 5.69 47.8 5.71 49.8 7.25
Small place 65.7 4.80 57.0 4.33 53.2 4.49
School type
Public 50.5 2.22 42.8 3.02 56.0 2.52 51.2 3.02 47.7 2.83 33.0 1.62
Nonpublic 49.8 6.56 51.2 11.77 48.3 9.09 60.2 5.09 62.9 10.00 40.7 4.07
Region of the country3
Northeast 49.7 4.72 43.9 6.03 46.8 5.45 61.2 3.87 53.1 10.02 46.3 3.02
South 70.9 3.51 60.4 5.83 74.0 2.88 75.8 2.77 72.1 1.65 54.3 2.55
Midwest 32.8 5.38 24.7 5.11 32.3 6.16 23.0 6.90 29.6 3.80 13.2 2.04
West 37.6 4.04 39.6 4.49 58.0 3.61 41.0 6.08 35.1 7.26 15.2 1.67

† 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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