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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 35-I.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 Analysis/Precalculus)

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 credits in Analysis/Precalculus 23.3 1.38 19.7 1.51 13.3 0.84 10.2 0.85 8.5 0.84 4.3 0.36
Student gender
Male 22.0 1.28 19.6 1.97 13.0 0.84 10.8 1.03 9.2 1.06 4.5 0.43
Female 24.6 1.68 19.5 1.58 13.7 0.96 9.7 0.82 7.9 0.84 4.1 0.44
Student race/ethnicity1
White 24.9 1.63 20.6 1.82 14.3 1.10 11.6 0.93 9.1 0.97 5.1 0.48
Black 13.5 1.70 11.7 1.83 6.3 0.93 4.0 0.71 4.2 1.22 1.5 0.39
Hispanic 16.1 2.30 12.4 1.97 9.3 1.10 4.4 0.67 2.5 0.45 1.8 0.31
Asian/Pacific Islander 40.1 4.83 30.2 7.43 25.9 4.60 17.6 5.01 17.1 4.11 9.1 2.18
American Indian 10.1 2.63 13.8 4.35 5.4 2.52 4.2 1.74 3.8 0.92 0.6 0.64
Student program
Academic 28.3 1.66 24.5 1.87 17.4 1.12 14.7 1.22 13.5 1.33 8.8 0.81
Vocational 0.4 0.29 1.0 0.45 0.1 0.06 0.1 0.07 0.2 0.09
Both 15.0 1.42 11.2 2.00 6.9 0.79 4.4 0.81 5.5 1.26 3.1 0.53
Neither 2.9 0.60 1.3 0.67 1.0 0.54 0.7 0.40 1.2 0.81 1.0 0.30
Community type2
Urban 25.4 2.24 26.7 2.87 3.1 0.61
Suburban 26.7 2.19 20.2 2.05 5.5 0.61
Rural 14.6 2.33 12.0 2.63 3.1 0.56
Big city 16.4 2.24 8.1 1.90 10.7 2.79
Urban fringe 16.5 2.16 12.3 1.66 7.0 0.89
Medium city 12.6 1.41 11.6 2.66 12.3 2.46
Small place 10.4 1.47 9.4 1.38 7.4 1.51
School type
Public 20.7 1.39 17.1 1.42 12.5 0.85 9.1 1.00 7.4 0.84 3.6 0.33
Nonpublic 51.8 5.71 45.9 7.37 23.0 3.49 21.7 3.30 19.4 4.46 10.6 1.93
Region of the country3
Northeast 26.1 2.75 23.8 4.79 17.0 2.52 17.8 2.18 12.0 2.35 6.9 1.02
South 26.0 2.43 20.5 2.80 10.6 0.80 6.0 0.85 5.5 1.23 2.3 0.69
Midwest 17.6 2.42 14.6 2.07 14.0 1.85 9.6 1.91 9.7 1.55 4.8 0.61
West 23.6 2.51 20.8 2.11 15.2 2.11 9.9 2.02 7.4 1.88 3.6 0.72

— Not available.

† 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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