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Title:  Science Proficiency and Course Taking in High School: The Relationship of Science Course-taking Patterns to Increases in Science Proficiency Between 8th and 12th Grades
Description: This report uses longitudinal data to examine whether students at the same level of science proficiency during eighth grade have higher science proficiency levels four years later if they took more semesters of science in the interim as compared to students who took fewer semesters of science. This report will ascertain the relationship between taking challenging science courses in high school and experiencing gains in science proficiency. In addition, the relationships among school and student characteristics, high school curriculum and changes in proficiency level are also examined.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: April 1997
Web Release: April 15, 1997
Print Release:
Publication #: NCES 97838
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: High School Transcript Studies (HST)
National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88)
Achievement (Student)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Cristobal de Brey.