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Special Analysis 2007

High School Coursetaking

Table 2. Average course credit accrual of spring 2002 10th-graders, by academic year, subject, and high school status: 2004
  Academic year (AY)
  Subject (AY 2000–02)
Status in 2004
2000–01 2001–02 Total   English Mathematics Science

Dropouts 5.1 4.6 9.7   1.7 1.3 1.2
On-time graduates1 6.6 6.7 13.3   2.1 2.0 1.8

1“On-time graduates” are students who graduated high school within 4 years between the fall of 2003 and the summer of 2004.

NOTE: The basic unit of coursework measurement is the course credit. Course credits refer to standardized Carnegie units.

SOURCE: Hampden-Thompson, G., Kienzl, G., Daniel, B., and Kinukawa, A. (2007). Course Credit Accrual and Dropping Out of High School (NCES 2007-018), tables 1 and 2.

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