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Special Analysis 2007

High School Coursetaking

Table SSA-10. Standard errors for the percentage distribution of high school graduates, by highest level of foreign language course completed: Selected years, 1982–2004
      Advanced academic level
Year None Year 2
or less
Year 3 or
higher
Year 3 Year 4 Advanced
Placement (AP)

1982 1.04 0.82 0.78 0.51 0.34 0.19
1987 1.27 1.12 1.34 0.87 0.40 0.43
1990 1.13 1.04 1.17 0.73 0.44 0.51
1992 0.90 1.10 1.13 0.78 0.68 0.31
1994 0.89 1.04 1.17 0.82 0.76 0.39
1998 0.89 1.20 1.40 1.06 0.58 0.50
2000 0.90 1.28 1.33 0.95 0.46 0.77
2004 0.64 0.90 1.05 0.66 0.48 0.39
2004 0.60 0.90 1.05 0.67 0.49 0.40

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).