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 Table 136. Percent of public high school graduates taking selected mathematics and science courses in high school, by sex and race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1982 to 2000

 ```____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ | | | | | | 2000 | | | | | |__________________________________________________________________________________________ | | | | | | | Sex | Race/ethnicity Course | | | | | | |_____________________|________________________________________________________ (Carnegie credits) |1982|1987|1990|1994|1998| Total| Male| Female|White, non-|Black, non-| Hispanic| Asian/| American | | | | | | | | | Hispanic| Hispanic| | Pacific| Indian/ | | | | | | | | | | | | Islander| Alaska | | | | | | | | | | | | | Native ________________________________|____|____|____|____|____|__________|__________|__________|___________|___________|__________|___________|___________ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6| 7| 8| 9| 10| 11| 12| 13| 14 ________________________________|____|____|____|____|____|__________|__________|__________|___________|___________|__________|___________|___________ Mathematics\1\ | | | | | | | | | | | | | Any mathematics (1.0) ..........|98.5|99.0|99.9|99.8|99.8|99.8(0.04)|99.8(0.08)|99.9(0.04)|99.8 (0.06)|99.8 (0.09)|99.8(0.07)|100.0(0.02)|100.0 (#) Algebra I (1.0)\2\ ...........|55.2|58.8|63.7|65.8|62.8|61.7(1.66)|60.0(1.62)|63.4(1.82)|60.5 (1.95)|66.5 (3.25)|69.5(2.14)| 48.8(2.47)| 65.2(5.43) Geometry (1.0) ...............|47.1|58.6|63.2|70.0|75.1|78.3(1.09)|74.9(1.33)|81.4(1.02)|79.2 (1.23)|77.9 (1.95)|72.8(3.23)| 80.6(2.16)| 65.0(6.18) Algebra II (0.5)\3\ ..........|39.9|49.0|52.8|61.1|61.7|67.8(1.43)|64.8(1.45)|70.5(1.68)|68.9 (1.51)|64.8 (2.30)|59.8(5.17)| 80.4(1.92)| 60.3(5.51) Trigonometry (0.5) ...........| 8.1|11.5| 9.6|11.7| 8.9| 7.5(1.31)| 7.3(1.30)| 7.7(1.37)| 8.5 (1.62)| 4.1 (1.02)| 2.9(0.77)| 14.5(5.33)| 4.3(2.07) Analysis/pre-calculus (0.5) ..| 6.2|12.8|13.3|17.3|23.1|26.7(1.40)|25.4(1.39)|27.9(1.61)|28.2 (1.74)|16.2 (1.53)|19.3(2.97)| 48.8(2.68)| 12.6(2.80) Statistics/probability (0.5) .| 1.0| 1.1| 1.0| 2.0| 3.7| 5.7(0.86)| 5.8(0.97)| 5.6(0.86)| 6.1 (1.00)| 3.8 (1.25)| 2.3(0.53)| 11.5(2.45)| 2.1(1.10) Calculus (1.0) ...............| 5.0| 6.1| 6.5| 9.3|11.0|11.6(0.73)|12.2(0.79)|11.1(0.77)|12.5 (0.77)| 4.7 (0.55)| 5.6(0.87)| 30.8(5.07)| 2.4(0.90) AP calculus (1.0) ............| 1.6| 3.4| 4.1| 7.0| 6.7| 7.9(0.58)| 8.5(0.71)| 7.3(0.57)| 8.4 (0.62)| 2.6 (0.41)| 3.6(0.68)| 24.0(4.20)| 1.7(0.70) | | | | | | | | | | | | | Science\1\ | | | | | | | | | | | | | Any science (1.0) ..............|96.4|97.8|99.3|99.5|99.5|99.5(0.11)|99.3(0.17)|99.7(0.08)|99.6 (0.13)|99.5 (0.16)|99.1(0.34)| 99.7(0.18)| 99.6(0.33) Biology (1.0) ................|77.4|86.0|91.0|93.2|92.7|91.2(1.00)|89.0(0.32)|93.3(0.80)|91.8 (1.15)|92.3 (1.02)|89.7(2.70)| 88.3(2.70)| 88.4(2.88) AP/honors biology (1.0) ......|10.0| 9.4|10.1|11.9|16.2|16.3(1.46)|13.8(1.41)|18.5(1.63)|17.9 (1.78)|10.8 (1.39)|10.8(1.36)| 25.9(4.17)| 8.0(3.06) Chemistry (1.0) ..............|32.1|44.2|48.9|55.8|60.4|62.0(1.47)|58.0(1.42)|65.7(1.74)|63.0 (1.67)|59.9 (2.40)|52.4(4.08)| 75.4(2.59)| 43.6(4.03) AP/honors chemistry (1.0) ....| 3.0| 3.5| 3.5| 3.9| 4.7| 5.8(0.85)| 5.8(0.91)| 5.7(0.83)| 6.1 (1.19)| 2.8 (0.46)| 3.4(1.28)| 16.2(1.44)| 1.7(1.20) Physics (1.0) ................|15.0|20.0|21.6|24.5|28.8|31.4(1.16)|34.2(1.29)|29.0(1.22)|32.4 (1.34)|25.2 (1.98)|23.2(2.32)| 54.0(2.68)| 17.5(4.07) AP/honors physics (1.0) ......| 1.2| 1.8| 2.0| 2.7| 3.0| 3.9(0.61)| 5.4(0.94)| 2.5(0.38)| 4.0 (0.78)| 2.2 (0.78)| 2.0(0.70)| 11.0(1.91)| 0.5(0.37) Engineering (1.0) ............| 1.2| 2.6| 4.2| 4.5| 6.7| 3.9(0.91)| 4.3(1.04)| 3.5(0.85)| 4.2 (1.14)| 2.7 (0.78)| 2.4(0.85)| 3.1(0.95)| 1.8(1.36) Astronomy (0.5) ..............| 1.2| 1.0| 1.2| 1.7| 1.9| 2.8(0.59)| 3.0(0.65)| 2.6(0.57)| 2.8 (0.68)| 1.8 (0.54)| 3.7(1.54)| 2.0(0.69)| 3.8(1.67) Geology/earth science (0.5) ..|13.6|13.4|24.7|22.9|20.7|17.4(1.86)|18.4(1.98)|16.6(1.82)|17.5 (2.34)|18.8 (2.59)|15.9(1.88)| 11.1(1.50)| 16.0(3.06) Biology and chemistry (2.0) ..|29.3|41.4|47.5|53.7|59.0|59.4(1.49)|54.5(1.49)|63.8(1.74)|60.3 (1.72)|58.0 (2.31)|50.4(4.27)| 71.1(2.67)| 39.4(3.81) Biology, chemistry, and | | | | | | | | | | | | | physics (3.0) .............|11.2|16.6|18.8|21.4|25.4|25.1(1.09)|26.4(1.23)|24.0(1.13)|25.7 (1.20)|20.1 (1.75)|17.6(2.20)| 47.2(2.53)| 11.9(3.29) ________________________________|____|____|____|____|____|__________|__________|__________|___________|___________|__________|___________|___________```
 #Rounds to zero. \1\These data only report the percentage of students who earned credit in each mathematics course while in high school and do not count those students who took these courses prior to entering high school. \2\Excludes prealgebra. \3\Includes algebra/trigonometry and algebra/geometry. NOTE: Data differ slightly from figures appearing in other NCES reports because of differences in taxonomies and case exclusion criteria. Standard errors appear in parentheses. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, High School and Beyond Longitudinal Study of 1980 Sophomores, "High School Transcript Study" (HS&B-So:80/82); and The High School Transcript Study (HSTS), various years. (This table was prepared November 2002.)

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