Percentage of high school graduates who completed precalculus and biology, chemistry, and physics in high school, by sex: 2000, 2005, and 2009
1 At least 0.5 Carnegie credits of precalculus.
2 At least one Carnegie credit each of biology, chemistry, and physics.
NOTE: These data only report the percentage of graduates who earned the indicated Carnegie credit (0.5 = one semester; 1.0 = one academic year) for each high school course. For a transcript to be included in the analyses, it had to meet three requirements: (1) the graduate received either a standard or honors diploma, (2) the graduate's transcript contained 16 or more Carnegie credits, and (3) the graduate's transcript contained more than 0 Carnegie credits in English courses. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Transcript Study (HSTS), 2000, 2005, and 2009.