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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 36-K.Percentage of high school graduates who earned minimum course credits in science, by selected school and student demographic characteristics: Selected years, 1982–2000 (0.5 credits in Geology/Earth Science)

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.
0.5 credits in Geology/Earth Science 16.2 1.91 19.0 2.34 20.8 2.43 22.4 2.44 12.6 1.67 11.3 0.64
Student gender
Male 17.1 2.01 19.6 2.41 20.5 2.36 23.0 2.45 13.6 1.66 12.0 0.77
Female 15.4 1.88 18.6 2.33 21.0 2.55 22.0 2.49 11.7 1.79 10.6 0.80
Student race/ethnicity1
White 16.8 2.45 20.5 2.72 21.7 2.73 25.4 3.03 12.1 2.05 12.0 0.74
Black 14.9 2.44 23.1 4.34 21.4 4.84 14.7 2.53 19.1 3.53 8.7 1.66
Hispanic 13.6 1.85 13.2 2.90 10.6 2.43 9.3 1.95 7.1 1.14 9.1 1.15
Asian/Pacific Islander 11.4 1.73 10.0 1.69 14.2 2.12 12.9 2.18 10.8 3.28 7.8 2.27
American Indian 10.0 2.39 20.2 4.44 19.5 7.34 29.1 9.60 11.8 2.84 8.8 2.11
Student program
Academic 16.2 1.96 17.7 2.48 20.4 2.43 21.9 2.38 12.7 1.64 13.1 0.95
Vocational 16.7 3.80 18.7 4.10 16.8 3.34 19.6 3.10 10.5 2.10 7.8 0.75
Both 17.9 2.72 24.7 3.57 25.0 3.61 29.7 3.96 16.0 3.58 17.1 2.11
Neither 8.6 1.55 16.4 2.74 15.6 2.16 16.3 2.57 11.4 1.82 9.3 1.13
Community type2
Urban 13.7 2.53 20.0 3.11 10.6 2.69
Suburban 20.8 3.10 19.4 3.16 11.8 1.32
Rural 9.5 2.96 17.6 5.34 10.8 1.63
Big city 24.2 5.71 13.9 3.44 11.0 2.85
Urban fringe 23.9 4.78 19.8 3.51 17.6 2.69
Medium city 15.6 6.18 16.3 3.13 10.0 2.84
Small place 19.2 3.27 27.9 4.37 10.9 3.05
School type
Public 16.9 2.06 20.0 2.45 20.8 2.55 22.5 2.63 12.8 2.03 11.7 0.64
Nonpublic 8.5 3.41 8.8 3.02 20.0 7.09 21.3 4.06 10.7 3.76 7.5 2.37
Region of the country3
Northeast 32.2 5.25 35.1 7.90 33.3 7.58 40.0 7.12 25.1 5.64 22.0 2.59
South 13.7 3.22 20.0 4.31 18.2 4.21 16.6 3.73 10.8 4.00 8.5 1.83
Midwest 12.4 4.37 12.7 1.84 20.2 3.76 17.2 3.98 8.8 1.07 8.1 1.40
West 11.3 3.42 11.6 3.40 16.3 4.76 20.3 4.91 5.8 1.37 7.3 1.52

† 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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