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Document Number: 4811

The 1998 High School Transcript Study Tabulations: Comparative Data on Credits Earned and Demographics for 1998, 1994, 1990, 1987, and 1982 High School Graduates - Examining transcripts from students in both public and nonpublic schools, the researchers note trends in high school coursetaking from 1982 to 1998, as well as the correlation between NAEP proficiency estimates and student coursework in specific subject areas, grade point average, days absent in each grade 9-12 and overall and class size. Transcript data are broken out by gender, race/ethnicity, student program (academic, vocational, both or neither), community type, public vs. nonpublic and census region) Northeast, South, Midwest, West). According to the report, differences in coursetaking among racial/ethnic groups in 1998, while still present, were not as pronounced as in 1994. (Stephen Roey, Nancy Caldwell, Keith Rust, Eyal Blumstein, Tom Krenzke, Stan Legum, Judy Kuhn, Mark Waksberg, Westat, Jacqueline Haynes, National Center for Education Statistics, May 2001)...

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