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Special Analysis 2007

High School Coursetaking

Table SSA-9. Standard errors for the percentage distribution of high school graduates, by type of English course completed: Selected years, 1982–2004
        Advanced academic level
Year No English Low
academic
level
Regular English
(no low or
honors) courses
Total Less than
50 percent
of courses
50–74
percent of
courses
75–100
percent of
courses

1982 0.03 0.72 1.03 0.80 0.52 0.36 0.38
1987 0.12 1.25 1.51 0.94 0.62 0.40 0.77
1990 0.10 1.36 1.63 1.38 0.68 0.33 0.80
1992 0.07 0.89 1.12 0.92 0.45 0.42 0.67
1994 0.11 1.38 1.54 1.18 0.63 0.38 0.90
1998 0.10 1.45 1.69 1.30 0.67 0.67 0.98
2000 0.11 1.09 1.96 1.70 0.89 0.53 1.20
2004 0.13 0.71 1.15 1.05 0.50 0.46 0.77

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:80/82); National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988, “High School Transcript Study” (NELS:88/92); 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).