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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 35-G.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 2)

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 2 64.3 1.38 58.0 1.87 57.8 1.40 49.7 1.31 46.1 1.71 35.6 0.78
Student gender
Male 61.0 1.38 56.3 2.06 54.4 1.42 47.7 1.39 44.9 1.90 35.9 1.06
Female 67.2 1.66 60.8 2.04 61.0 1.53 51.5 1.48 47.2 1.73 35.2 0.88
Student race/ethnicity1
White 65.7 1.56 61.9 2.34 61.5 1.52 53.2 1.54 50.4 1.73 39.5 0.91
Black 61.1 2.28 52.4 2.43 43.9 2.38 40.6 2.80 32.2 1.71 24.2 2.03
Hispanic 54.7 4.07 44.6 2.23 49.6 2.07 35.1 2.58 26.8 1.87 20.1 1.38
Asian/Pacific Islander 75.7 2.45 61.5 4.47 66.1 5.03 60.9 4.95 65.5 4.63 56.0 4.20
American Indian 56.6 5.15 40.6 4.12 42.2 6.96 47.1 5.36 25.6 3.41 20.2 5.60
Student program
Academic 71.2 1.58 65.5 2.14 68.9 1.59 64.2 1.75 65.4 2.10 59.6 1.04
Vocational 12.5 2.23 10.5 1.47 8.4 1.24 7.8 1.20 10.0 1.07 9.8 0.78
Both 59.3 1.96 54.0 2.33 46.6 1.65 38.6 1.68 41.6 2.69 40.3 1.95
Neither 19.0 3.75 12.0 1.80 14.8 2.43 15.7 2.46 15.5 1.66 16.8 0.87
Community type2
Urban 66.5 2.68 60.8 3.39 35.2 2.65
Suburban 65.5 2.29 57.3 2.38 37.5 1.35
Rural 59.6 2.05 56.1 3.09 32.6 1.27
Big city 61.1 2.83 51.1 3.04 38.6 2.76
Urban fringe 56.1 3.81 51.1 2.93 50.6 1.74
Medium city 60.1 1.91 49.0 2.63 50.6 3.44
Small place 56.6 1.56 48.7 2.22 44.1 3.83
School type
Public 62.7 1.49 56.8 1.81 55.9 1.43 47.4 1.32 43.0 1.83 32.9 0.76
Nonpublic 81.0 6.58 71.3 7.15 79.1 5.97 72.4 3.77 75.2 6.43 57.4 2.78
Region of the country3
Northeast 49.7 5.36 46.2 9.45 49.9 6.86 50.6 3.72 51.3 5.77 41.7 1.81
South 76.0 1.49 67.5 2.20 59.9 1.54 54.1 1.84 47.4 2.31 34.8 1.35
Midwest 65.7 1.93 61.6 3.50 61.5 1.80 45.8 2.22 42.8 1.88 34.5 0.89
West 54.8 2.44 49.5 3.57 54.1 2.90 46.5 2.64 42.3 3.62 30.5 1.58

† 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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