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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 34-B.Percentage of high school graduates who earned minimum course credits in social studies, by selected school and student demographic characteristics: Selected years, 1982–2000 (1.0 credit in American History)

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.
1.0 credit in American History 90.0 1.20 90.5 1.65 94.8 0.76 91.3 1.56 89.9 1.37 81.4 1.03
Student gender
Male 89.5 1.39 90.2 1.66 94.5 0.80 90.7 1.63 90.1 1.40 81.7 1.08
Female 90.4 1.10 90.9 1.75 95.1 0.75 91.7 1.52 89.6 1.55 81.2 1.14
Student race/ethnicity1
White 90.3 1.48 90.1 1.93 95.9 0.68 90.6 1.84 90.6 1.29 81.0 1.17
Black 90.9 1.30 93.5 1.47 92.2 2.06 93.6 1.96 89.6 2.31 84.3 1.93
Hispanic 90.7 1.95 93.0 1.55 95.7 1.21 92.8 2.02 95.6 0.84 81.2 1.44
Asian/Pacific Islander 86.4 3.10 76.6 9.44 88.8 5.61 92.9 2.32 94.8 1.72 79.5 3.94
American Indian 94.7 2.12 89.3 4.32 97.2 1.45 85.8 9.26 93.1 2.06 90.9 3.50
Student program
Academic 90.7 1.19 91.2 1.67 95.2 0.87 92.2 1.60 90.5 1.25 81.3 1.44
Vocational 80.7 3.64 84.6 4.32 91.7 1.50 87.3 3.33 89.8 2.30 81.4 1.09
Both 91.3 1.80 92.0 1.90 95.9 0.75 95.2 1.28 87.8 2.97 80.4 2.27
Neither 80.4 2.26 80.6 4.22 89.9 1.91 82.4 2.31 89.6 1.12 82.1 1.40
Community type2
Urban 87.9 2.89 89.2 2.96 81.7 1.80
Suburban 89.9 1.70 91.2 2.66 79.7 1.65
Rural 92.4 2.22 90.9 3.43 84.1 1.97
Big city 95.8 1.13 93.8 2.46 82.3 4.94
Urban fringe 93.8 2.09 92.4 2.25 95.3 1.01
Medium city 93.6 2.19 83.3 2.52 90.1 3.09
Small place 95.5 1.24 91.9 2.67 88.8 3.30
School type
Public 89.2 1.36 90.0 1.78 94.6 0.83 90.9 1.66 90.4 1.62 81.5 1.01
Nonpublic 98.4 0.84 96.0 2.39 97.6 0.93 94.5 2.00 85.2 5.42 81.3 3.36
Region of the country3
Northeast 78.7 4.48 78.6 6.90 89.6 2.80 92.3 2.11 73.8 5.56 66.9 3.42
South 97.3 0.74 97.3 1.19 96.5 0.71 95.2 1.85 94.8 1.53 89.5 1.46
Midwest 88.3 2.84 92.5 2.58 96.0 0.76 85.9 3.74 93.2 1.76 84.7 1.35
West 89.2 2.92 88.0 3.69 93.9 2.86 90.7 3.98 96.7 0.73 80.8 3.04

† 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]).

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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