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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 34-D.Percentage of high school graduates who earned minimum course credits in social studies, by selected school and student demographic characteristics: Selected years, 1982–2000 (0.5 credits in American Government & Politics)

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.
0.5 credits in American Government & Politics 77.3 2.21 81.2 2.11 78.0 2.33 77.4 1.91 71.9 2.32 62.2 1.25
Student gender
Male 77.0 2.23 81.7 2.12 77.5 2.45 77.3 1.99 70.9 2.63 63.5 1.47
Female 77.5 2.51 81.6 1.92 78.5 2.45 77.5 1.93 73.0 2.21 61.0 1.24
Student race/ethnicity1
White 75.8 2.79 82.5 2.28 77.9 2.57 76.9 1.91 71.9 2.68 62.0 1.28
Black 86.3 1.93 81.3 3.30 81.4 3.87 76.7 4.06 72.9 4.23 59.8 3.29
Hispanic 79.6 3.15 85.6 3.53 86.0 3.63 83.3 4.02 86.0 2.22 65.3 1.72
Asian/Pacific Islander 78.4 4.04 77.4 3.83 79.4 3.23 78.2 6.05 84.6 3.63 69.2 3.57
American Indian 67.7 6.83 86.1 4.15 80.9 5.51 75.3 4.93 80.0 2.95 60.1 10.23
Student program
Academic 77.8 2.19 80.4 2.26 78.5 2.24 78.6 1.92 72.5 2.25 60.6 1.32
Vocational 66.5 6.27 82.1 3.76 74.4 4.04 71.2 3.57 68.1 4.30 62.0 1.64
Both 80.6 2.87 85.3 2.38 80.5 3.13 76.4 2.89 76.0 2.94 63.3 2.94
Neither 64.6 4.57 76.4 5.13 67.6 4.47 78.3 2.81 69.9 3.40 64.7 2.15
Community type2
Urban 78.2 4.06 79.0 4.54 61.0 3.02
Suburban 74.5 3.44 75.2 5.10 61.9 1.60
Rural 82.0 4.57 90.8 2.63 63.4 2.93
Big city 68.7 5.45 81.8 4.85 70.4 5.43
Urban fringe 72.8 4.47 72.6 5.00 66.8 4.78
Medium city 82.3 3.93 90.1 5.29 75.9 6.67
Small place 83.6 3.30 75.6 2.83 74.4 5.03
School type
Public 79.4 2.22 83.0 2.29 80.3 2.59 78.3 1.96 73.9 2.52 63.0 1.20
Nonpublic 54.4 11.67 62.9 11.11 51.1 8.74 68.9 5.02 53.0 9.31 55.4 4.14
Region of the country3
Northeast 49.1 6.74 56.4 6.99 57.2 5.66 49.0 4.27 40.5 4.78 35.6 2.91
South 82.1 4.36 90.2 1.88 80.7 4.37 83.7 3.45 77.9 5.21 66.2 3.15
Midwest 79.6 4.46 87.3 4.42 75.7 4.47 85.0 3.19 81.2 3.27 69.3 2.49
West 90.7 2.88 81.2 6.50 94.2 2.05 87.2 5.09 87.1 4.75 78.8 2.32

† 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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