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Table E-9-1.  Percentage of high school graduates in schools offering advanced placement (AP) and international baccalaureate (IB) courses, by subject, sex, and race/ethnicity: 2009

Sex and race/ethnicity No AP or IB
courses offered
  At least one course offered in an AP or IB subject1
  Any course Mathematics Science English Social studies Foreign language Other subjects
Total2 7.5   92.5 85.4 82.6 85.8 85.2 63.6 65.0
Sex                  
Male 7.7   92.3 85.1 81.5 85.8 84.9 62.6 64.5
Female 7.3   92.7 85.8 83.7 85.8 85.5 64.5 65.5
                   
Race/ethnicity                  
White 9.4   90.6 83.4 80.9 82.2 81.8 57.9 62.1
Black 6.2   93.8 82.5 80.1 90.0 86.2 58.7 60.5
Hispanic 3.8   96.2 92.3 87.2 92.4 93.7 81.2 72.3
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.5   98.5 95.6 93.4 95.8 96.5 87.9 85.3
American Indian/Alaska Native 10.3 ! 89.7 81.2 78.3 78.5 72.9 49.2 54.9
Two or more races  
                   
Race/ethnicity by sex                  
Male                  
White 9.3   90.7 83.3 80.5 82.5 82.0 57.7 62.1
Black 6.6   93.4 81.4 77.0 89.3 84.5 55.8 58.2
Hispanic 4.5   95.5 91.7 85.0 91.8 93.5 79.0 71.5
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.3 ! 98.7 95.5 92.8 96.6 96.8 87.8 85.0
American Indian/Alaska Native 11.3 ! 88.7 81.8 77.3 79.3 72.2 50.4 54.6
Two or more races  
                   
Female                  
White 9.4   90.6 83.4 81.4 81.9 81.7 58.1 62.2
Black 5.9   94.1 83.5 82.8 90.5 87.6 61.2 62.6
Hispanic 3.3   96.7 92.8 89.2 92.9 94.0 83.2 72.9
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.7   98.3 95.7 94.0 95.1 96.2 88.0 85.6
American Indian/Alaska Native 9.4 ! 90.6 80.7 79.1 77.8 73.5 48.3 55.2
Two or more races  
— Not available.
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
1 These columns indicate the percentages of graduates in schools that offer at least one course in the designated AP or IB subject. For example, 92.3 percent of male graduates attended a school that offered at least one AP or IB course in any subject.
2 Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately in the table.
NOTE: AP or IB mathematics courses include calculus (AB and BC) and statistics. AP or IB science courses include those in biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, and design technology. Social studies courses include those AP or IB courses in psychology, economics, geography, government, politics, and history. Foreign language courses include any foreign language course designated as IB or for which AP testing is offered. Other AP or IB courses include those in fine arts, music, theater, and computer science. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), High School Transcript Study (HSTS), 2009.
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