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Title:  High School Curriculum Structure: Effects on Coursetaking and Achievement in Mathematics for High School Graduates
Description: The study described in this report focuses on an important feature of secondary schools: the mathematics curriculum. The study investigates how the structure of the high school curriculum influences the courses students take, how students' academic and social background characteristics are mapped onto their course choices, and ultimately how secondary school curriculum structure influences student achievement.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: August 1998
Web Release: May 12, 1999
Print Release:
Publication #: NCES 9809
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
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 Transcript Studies (HST)
National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Working Paper, please contact:
Elise Christopher.