ERIC Number: ED249259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May
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Science and Mathematics Education in American High Schools: Results from the High School and Beyond Study. National Center for Education Statistics Bulletin.
Peng, Samuel S.; And Others
Over 12,000 transcripts from a sample of 1982 high school graduates were collected and analyzed as part of the High School and Beyond Study. The analysis produced four statistics: the average number of years that students took courses in science and mathematics; the percentages of students who had taken three or more years each of science and mathematics; the percentages of students who had earned credit in specific science and mathematics courses; and student attitudes toward mathematics. All statistics were computed for the total sample of 1982 high school graduates and for subgroups defined by sex, race/ethnicity, high school program, socioeconomic status, school type, educational aspiration, and geographic region. Major findings are summarized and discussed in the text while detailed statistics for subgroups are presented in the appendix. (BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.