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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 35-F.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 Algebra 1)

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 Algebra 1 66.5 1.75 63.4 1.44 66.5 1.32 64.2 1.56 63.7 1.16 54.4 0.87
Student gender
Male 65.0 1.72 62.6 1.29 64.6 1.36 61.6 1.58 62.6 1.44 52.7 1.00
Female 68.0 1.87 64.1 1.68 68.3 1.38 66.5 1.69 64.8 1.26 55.9 1.22
Student race/ethnicity1
White 65.4 2.03 64.1 1.62 67.6 1.50 64.2 1.83 66.0 1.42 58.3 0.98
Black 71.6 2.46 63.6 2.45 65.0 2.63 64.7 2.42 55.4 1.56 43.0 1.77
Hispanic 73.2 2.43 61.6 1.90 69.9 1.24 64.4 2.68 52.0 1.83 42.6 1.54
Asian/Pacific Islander 58.3 3.31 54.0 2.17 63.0 2.24 63.3 3.09 63.6 2.45 55.6 5.42
American Indian 68.9 5.79 61.9 3.60 68.9 4.77 60.7 8.52 60.8 3.04 36.1 7.79
Student program
Academic 68.3 1.86 65.3 1.67 69.5 1.39 71.9 1.30 72.4 1.27 67.0 1.29
Vocational 51.2 3.04 50.1 2.48 41.1 2.64 36.3 2.40 44.8 2.00 41.1 1.33
Both 66.4 2.36 64.2 2.13 70.5 1.38 64.7 1.92 67.6 2.31 57.2 2.34
Neither 51.0 4.21 45.9 3.44 44.2 2.41 41.1 3.90 47.3 1.59 44.4 1.40
Community type2
Urban 72.3 2.57 64.7 2.38 53.8 1.80
Suburban 62.8 2.78 59.2 2.48 54.1 1.66
Rural 68.0 3.86 67.2 1.90 55.2 1.73
Big city 71.5 2.55 63.3 3.26 59.3 2.97
Urban fringe 60.6 3.03 65.8 2.35 61.7 1.52
Medium city 64.6 3.39 63.8 3.34 66.3 2.70
Small place 68.6 2.03 63.6 2.47 65.7 2.47
School type
Public 65.3 1.76 62.1 1.55 65.5 1.39 62.6 1.67 62.3 1.19 51.8 0.89
Nonpublic 79.1 3.29 77.1 3.03 78.3 4.10 79.9 2.23 77.2 3.84 75.6 2.75
Region of the country3
Northeast 63.4 4.57 64.9 3.79 63.1 3.14 65.5 2.71 68.9 2.13 52.4 1.99
South 74.6 3.10 64.2 2.71 68.2 1.82 68.0 1.87 61.0 3.07 55.9 1.46
Midwest 61.3 4.10 64.7 2.03 67.7 3.06 58.8 4.10 63.5 1.72 57.1 1.42
West 61.7 3.97 59.3 2.75 63.7 3.12 63.6 3.24 62.1 1.59 49.5 2.12

† 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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