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Special Analysis 2007

High School Coursetaking

Table SSA-4a. Standard errors for the percentage of high school graduates, by selected mathematics and science courses in high school: Selected years, 1982–2004
Year Any
mathematics
Algebra I Geometry Algebra II Trigonometry Analysis/
precalculus
Statistics/
probability

1982 0.21 1.01 0.99 0.93 0.54 0.46 0.16
1987 0.24 1.19 0.97 1.69 1.54 0.92 0.31
1990 0.05 1.54 1.38 1.32 1.07 0.95 0.21
1994 0.05 1.31 1.26 1.39 1.16 0.86 0.33
1998 0.06 1.42 1.06 1.77 1.07 1.44 0.54
2000 0.04 1.66 1.09 1.43 1.31 1.40 0.86
2004 0.05 1.07 0.90 0.96 0.80 0.86 0.54

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. High School and Beyond Longitudinal Study of 1980 Sophomores, “First Follow-up” (HS&B-So:80/82); National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88/92), “Second Follow-up, High School Transcript Survey, 1992”; Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002/04), “High School Transcript Study”; and National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 1987, 1990, 1994, 1998, and 2000 High School Transcript Studies (HSTS).