ERIC Number: ED355100
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May
Colorado Student Enrollment in Mathematics and Science, Fall 1991. A Survey of Enrollment of Colorado Public School Students, Grades 7-12, in Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science Courses.
Hennes, James D.; And Others
In recent years the graduation requirements in mathematics and science have increased in response to state and national goals calling for increased competency by U.S. graduates in those areas. Data on course enrollment in science, mathematics, and computer science in grades 7-12 were collected from 89 percent of the schools in Colorado in October, 1991. Results indicated that all students in grades 7-8 and nearly 80 percent of the students in grades 9-12 in fall, 1991 were enrolled in mathematics and science courses. Computer enrollments were small. From 20%-30% of of grades 7-8 and 10% of grades 9-12 were enrolled in advanced mathematics classes. Approximately 9% of students in grades 9-12 were enrolled in advanced level science courses. Males and females were taking advanced courses in nearly equal proportions, with girls more likely to be in advanced biology and boys in advanced physics and computer science. Asian American students were most likely to be in advanced mathematics and science courses, almost twice as likely as African American, Hispanic, or American Indian students. In comparison to earlier years, Colorado students were taking more mathematics and science classes in 1991. Compared to the rest of the nation, Colorado students were taking mathematics and science in equal or greater proportions. Appendices provide: (1) state total enrollments by course; (2) directories of definitions for course categories in mathematics, science, and computer science; and (3) percent of students enrolled for selected advanced courses, selected advanced mathematics courses, and selected advanced science courses listed by school district. (MDH)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado