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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 35-C.Percentage of high school graduates who earned minimum course credits in mathematics, by selected school and student demographic characteristics: Selected years, 1982–2000 (1.0 credit in General Math)

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 General Math 11.9 0.95 12.1 1.18 16.2 0.97 19.6 1.52 21.5 1.40 29.5 1.07
Student gender
Male 13.8 1.21 13.5 1.29 18.2 1.06 21.6 1.70 23.4 1.72 32.4 1.21
Female 10.1 0.82 11.2 1.14 14.2 1.00 17.9 1.42 19.7 1.36 26.9 1.22
Student race/ethnicity1
White 10.7 1.12 10.3 1.03 14.5 1.10 17.5 1.74 18.5 1.54 25.0 1.04
Black 16.3 2.10 15.8 2.51 27.1 2.89 28.4 2.28 38.9 2.95 46.6 3.06
Hispanic 16.1 1.47 21.7 2.96 16.2 2.08 28.7 2.99 29.6 2.94 43.2 2.07
Asian/Pacific Islander 8.8 1.30 11.3 1.34 17.5 2.82 14.7 1.82 13.4 2.84 17.1 3.54
American Indian 19.3 4.93 18.4 3.49 19.1 3.46 28.9 6.95 37.7 4.95 36.3 12.72
Student program
Academic 9.3 0.76 9.5 1.02 11.2 0.83 13.5 1.08 12.4 0.92 21.0 1.21
Vocational 24.7 2.68 27.2 3.12 41.3 3.29 41.3 3.90 36.6 3.17 40.6 1.93
Both 15.8 2.14 14.3 1.84 21.6 1.49 25.1 2.54 28.7 2.47 36.4 2.78
Neither 23.1 2.25 27.7 3.95 30.9 2.53 28.2 3.64 33.1 2.79 31.3 1.57
Community type2
Urban 10.6 1.35 10.8 1.81 32.7 2.70
Suburban 12.1 1.56 11.4 1.36 26.4 1.49
Rural 12.7 1.69 14.4 2.25 32.6 2.00
Big city 11.3 1.61 16.8 2.73 19.1 1.94
Urban fringe 14.6 2.11 15.1 1.74 19.0 2.17
Medium city 16.5 3.26 19.8 3.26 21.0 2.73
Small place 19.1 1.43 22.9 2.75 24.2 2.69
School type
Public 12.7 1.02 12.8 1.20 17.3 1.04 20.8 1.67 23.3 1.36 31.2 1.16
Nonpublic 3.3 1.31 5.0 2.56 3.2 0.77 7.9 1.09 4.8 1.11 15.7 2.71
Region of the country3
Northeast 15.4 3.24 14.7 1.44 16.1 2.85 19.2 2.38 14.9 1.63 32.8 2.48
South 10.6 1.34 9.7 2.12 17.6 1.80 22.9 3.48 27.4 3.09 35.9 1.57
Midwest 10.1 1.48 9.1 1.77 13.7 1.54 15.1 2.74 18.7 2.90 23.9 1.33
West 13.2 1.93 17.2 3.32 17.4 1.64 20.8 1.58 24.0 1.72 23.2 2.92

† 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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