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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 34-F.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 AP/IB/Honors 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 AP/IB/Honors American History4 16.1 1.32 13.1 0.99 10.6 0.83 8.0 0.83 6.0 0.70 3.2 0.41
Student gender
Male 15.0 1.43 12.1 1.04 9.6 0.85 7.5 0.85 6.1 0.74 2.8 0.47
Female 17.1 1.31 13.9 1.03 11.5 0.99 8.6 0.86 5.9 0.81 3.6 0.45
Student race/ethnicity1
White 16.6 1.47 13.0 1.10 10.5 0.93 8.1 0.87 5.7 0.74 3.4 0.51
Black 14.0 1.99 13.6 2.13 7.1 1.41 5.8 0.88 3.5 0.85 2.3 0.66
Hispanic 13.6 1.81 9.6 1.36 11.0 0.98 5.7 1.03 6.3 1.15 1.8 0.52
Asian/Pacific Islander 24.3 2.74 18.4 3.57 16.7 2.27 15.0 3.46 26.6 6.59 6.8 1.64
American Indian 5.1 2.08 7.8 2.19 3.1 1.61 6.2 2.97 1.5 0.64 1.0 0.70
Student program
Academic 19.1 1.44 15.9 1.13 13.8 1.13 11.5 1.16 9.5 1.07 5.3 0.56
Vocational 1.7 0.86 0.7 0.29 0.7 0.50 0.9 0.49 0.4 0.13 1.4 0.51
Both 10.9 1.74 8.9 1.68 4.7 0.64 3.0 0.55 3.3 0.66 2.0 0.47
Neither 4.3 2.17 1.3 0.45 1.6 0.56 0.8 0.22 1.6 0.91 1.7 0.39
Community type2
Urban 18.1 3.07 18.3 2.10 4.6 1.22
Suburban 19.4 2.08 15.0 1.62 3.6 0.57
Rural 7.4 1.57 5.6 1.10 1.7 0.65
Big city 16.3 2.67 15.1 3.65 8.1 1.99
Urban fringe 12.9 1.27 10.0 1.65 10.3 1.79
Medium city 12.4 2.52 7.6 2.02 6.0 1.42
Small place 6.1 0.89 5.0 0.72 2.5 0.76
School type
Public 14.9 1.21 13.0 1.06 9.6 0.82 8.0 0.90 5.9 0.67 3.1 0.46
Nonpublic 28.4 5.99 14.0 3.06 21.7 3.59 8.9 1.49 7.3 3.23 4.1 1.25
Region of the country3
Northeast 17.4 3.59 14.8 3.86 13.9 3.07 11.2 1.51 6.0 1.44 4.4 0.99
South 22.9 2.57 18.0 1.87 10.9 1.17 8.4 1.40 6.4 0.98 2.0 0.48
Midwest 8.2 2.88 6.3 0.89 8.0 1.65 2.9 0.70 2.9 0.67 3.6 1.00
West 13.2 1.96 12.3 1.81 10.8 1.13 11.0 2.70 10.3 2.25 3.1 0.84

† 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 AP courses refer to Advanced Placement courses. IB courses refer to International Baccalaureate courses.

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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