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Special Analysis 2007

High School Coursetaking

Table SSA-11. Standard errors for the percentage distribution of high school graduates, by type of English course taken and selected characteristics: 2004
        Advanced academic level
               
Characteristic    
   
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

    Total 0.13 0.71 1.15 1.05 0.50 0.46 0.77
Sex              
  Male 0.13 0.89 1.24 1.06 0.59 0.51 0.71
  Female 0.18 0.68 1.35 1.31 0.65 0.64 1.03
Race/ethnicity              
  White 0.17 0.63 1.34 1.24 0.60 0.58 0.95
  Black 0.22 1.82 2.33 1.98 1.04 0.91 1.39
  Hispanic 0.44 2.21 2.80 2.26 1.20 0.85 1.32
  Asian/Pacific Islander 0.14 1.79 2.69 2.52 1.11 0.99 2.58
  American Indian 0.99 4.19 5.73 5.26 1.72 1.40 5.19
Control of school              
  Public 0.15 0.77 1.24 1.13 0.54 0.47 0.82
  Private 0.10 0.99 2.18 2.14 1.04 1.85 1.78

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).