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Special Analysis 2007

High School Coursetaking

Table SSA-5. Standard errors for the percentage distribution of high school graduates, by highest level of science course completed: Selected years, 1982–2004
        Advanced academic level
Year No science Low
academic
level
General
biology
Total Chemistry I
or physics I
Chemistry I
and physics I
Chemistry II,
physics II, and/
or advanced
biology

1982 0.30 1.01 1.03 0.89 0.55 0.42 0.74
1987 0.12 1.18 1.38 1.17 1.01 0.80 0.88
1990 0.14 1.07 1.39 1.18 0.87 0.63 0.95
1992 0.10 0.64 1.02 1.08 0.97 0.59 0.80
1994 0.10 0.86 1.13 1.16 0.95 0.67 0.80
1998 0.11 0.84 1.12 1.51 1.26 1.08 1.25
2000 0.11 0.93 1.46 1.54 1.05 1.11 1.43
2004 0.09 0.48 0.86 0.91 0.87 0.79 0.76

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).