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Table E-9-2.  Percentage distribution of high school graduates, by type and number of advanced placement (AP) or international baccalaureate (IB) courses offered in school, average number of courses offered, sex, and race/ethnicity: 2009

Sex and race/ethnicity Mathematics1   Science1   English1   Social studies1   Foreign language1   Other subjects1
Number of AP or IB courses Average number of courses   Number of AP or IB courses Average number of courses   Number of AP or IB courses Average number of courses   Number of AP or IB courses Average number of courses   Number of AP or IB courses Average number of courses   Number of AP or IB courses Average number of courses
No course   One course   Two or more courses   No course   One course   Two or more courses   No course One course   Two or more courses   No course   One course   Two or more courses   No course One course   Two or more courses   No course One course   Two or more courses
Total2 14.6   24.0   61.5 1.9   17.4   11.4   71.2 3.1   14.2 20.3   65.5 1.6   14.8   11.1   74.2 4.2   36.4 11.5   52.1 3.0   35.0 17.0   47.9 2.8
Sex                                                                            
Male 14.9   24.1   61.0 1.9   18.5   11.2   70.4 3.0   14.2 20.8   65.0 1.6   15.1   11.0   74.0 4.2   37.4 11.1   51.5 2.9   35.5 16.7   47.8 2.7
Female 14.2   23.8   62.0 1.9   16.3   11.6   72.1 3.1   14.2 19.9   65.9 1.6   14.5   11.2   74.3 4.3   35.5 11.9   52.6 3.0   34.5 17.4   48.1 2.8
                                                                             
Race/ethnicity                                                                            
White 16.6   24.2   59.2 1.8   19.1   11.8   69.2 2.9   17.8 21.2   61.1 1.5   18.2   12.1   69.7 3.8   42.1 11.1   46.8 2.6   37.9 17.2   45.0 2.5
Black 17.5   29.7   52.8 1.7   19.9   14.8   65.3 3.1   10.0 24.1   65.8 1.8   13.8   13.8   72.3 4.6   41.3 11.6   47.1 3.2   39.5 12.8   47.7 3.1
Hispanic 7.7   23.2   69.1 2.1   12.8   6.8   80.4 3.6   7.6 13.2   79.2 1.8   6.3   7.5   86.3 5.2   18.8 14.2   67.0 3.9   27.7 17.0   55.2 3.5
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.4   11.1   84.5 2.5   6.6   11.1 ! 82.3 3.6   4.2 21.6   74.2 1.9   3.5   4.5   92.0 5.0   12.1 10.0 ! 77.9 4.0   14.7 26.3   59.0 3.3
American Indian/Alaska Native 18.8   19.0   62.2 1.8   21.7 ! 12.2 ! 66.0 2.8   21.5 8.4 ! 70.1 1.6   27.1 ! 6.2 ! 66.7 3.4   50.8 10.3 ! 38.9 1.9   45.1 16.4 ! 38.5 2.1
Two or more races                            
                                                                             
Race/ethnicity by sex                                                                            
Male                                                                            
White 16.7   24.1   59.2 1.8   19.5   11.5   69.0 2.9   17.5 21.0   61.6 1.5   18.0   11.9   70.0 3.8   42.3 10.7   47.0 2.6   37.9 16.7   45.4 2.5
Black 18.6   31.0   50.5 1.7   23.0   14.4   62.6 3.0   10.7 26.1   63.2 1.7   15.5   13.7   70.8 4.4   44.2 11.5   44.2 3.0   41.8 13.2   44.9 2.9
Hispanic 8.3   23.9   67.8 2.1   15.0   6.7   78.3 3.5   8.2 14.4   77.4 1.8   6.5   7.1   86.3 5.1   21.0 13.6   65.4 3.8   28.5 16.7   54.8 3.5
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.5   10.9   84.6 2.5   7.2   10.7 ! 82.1 3.6   3.4 22.6   74.0 1.9   3.2   5.0   91.9 4.9   12.2 9.7 ! 78.1 4.0   15.0 25.4   59.6 3.3
American Indian/Alaska Native 18.2   17.8 ! 64.0 1.8     13.0 ! 64.3 2.8   20.7 6.8 ! 72.5 1.6   27.8 !   66.4 3.6   49.7 11.7 ! 38.7 2.0   45.4   42.2 2.2
Two or more races                            
                                                                             
Female                                                                            
White 16.6   24.3   59.2 1.8   18.6   12.1   69.3 2.9   18.1 21.3   60.6 1.5   18.3   12.2   69.5 3.8   41.9 11.4   46.7 2.6   37.8 17.7   44.5 2.5
Black 16.5   28.6   54.8 1.8   17.2   15.2   67.7 3.3   9.5 22.4   68.1 1.8   12.4   13.9   73.7 4.8   38.8 11.6   49.6 3.4   37.4 12.5   50.1 3.2
Hispanic 7.2   22.6   70.2 2.1   10.8   6.9   82.3 3.7   7.1 12.1   80.7 1.9   6.0   7.7   86.3 5.3   16.8 14.7   68.5 4.0   27.1 17.3   55.6 3.6
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.3 ! 11.3   84.5 2.5   6.0   11.5 ! 82.5 3.7   4.9 20.7   74.4 1.9   3.8   4.0   92.2 5.0   12.0 10.4 ! 77.6 4.1   14.4 27.2   58.4 3.4
American Indian/Alaska Native 19.3   19.9   60.8 1.8   20.9 ! 11.6 ! 67.5 2.9   22.2 9.8 ! 68.1 1.5   26.5 ! 6.6 ! 66.9 3.2   51.7 9.1 ! 39.2 1.9   44.8 19.9   35.3 2.0
Two or more races                            
— Not available.
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation for this estimate is 50 percent or greater.
1 These columns indicate the percentages of graduates in schools that offered different numbers of courses in the designated AP or IB subject. For example, 24.1 percent of male graduates attended schools that offered one AP or IB mathematics course and 61.0 percent of males attended schools that offered two or more AP or IB mathematics courses; in addition, for males, the average number of AP or IB mathematics courses offered in their schools was 1.9.
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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