Table 1-8
High school graduates who completed advanced mathematics and science courses in high school, by sex and year of graduation: Selected years, 1990–2000
(Percent)
 
  1990   1994   1998   2000
Subject Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Mathematics                      
Trigonometry/algebra III 20.6 20.9 23.0 24.9 19.4 22.5 17.9 21.1
Precalculus/analysis 14.4 13.0 16.3 18.4 23.1 22.9 25.4 27.9
Statistics and probability 1.2 0.8 2.0 2.1 3.4 4.0 5.8 5.6
Calculus 8.3 6.2 10.3 10.1 12.0 11.6 13.3 12.0
Science
Advanced biology 25.7 29.2 31.5 37.8 33.8 40.8 31.5 40.5
Chemistry 43.8 46.1 47.5 53.3 53.3 59.2 58.1 66.8
Physics 24.9 18.3   26.7 22.5   31.0 26.6   35.6 31.5
 

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress, 1990, 1994, 1998, and 2000 High School Transcript Studies.

 
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