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Title:  1998 Revision of the Secondary School Taxonomy
Description: The Secondary School Taxonomy (SST) was developed in the 1980s as a framework for aggregating and analyzing high school transcript data and has since been used to monitor the nation's progress toward meeting national goals for student course-taking in academic and vocational subjects, as well as overall trends in course-taking in America's high schools. This report is the first published update of the SST since it was developed. A companion paper, Procedures Guide for Transcript Studies, sets forth a set of standard procedures for conducting secondary school transcript analyses with NCES data.
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Cover Date: March 1999
Web Release: May 11, 1999
Print Release: March 15, 1999
Publication #: NCES 199906
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Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Denise Bradby and Gary Hoachlander
Type of Product: Working Paper
  Working Papers provide preliminary analysis of substantive, technical, and methodological issues. They are works in progress that are presented to promote the sharing of valuable work experience and knowledge. These papers have not undergone a rigorous review for consistency with NCES standards.
Survey/Program Areas: High School and Beyond (HS&B)
High School Transcript Studies (HST)
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Working Paper, please contact:
Elise Christopher.
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