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America's High School Graduates: Results of the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study


The High School Transcript Study presents information about the types of courses that high school graduates in the class of 2009 took during high school, how many credits they earned, what grades they received, and how their coursetaking patterns related to their performance on the 2009 NAEP mathematics and science assessments.

The Transcript Study also presents information on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) course taking; possible ways in which students found time to earn more credits (summer school, online courses, and high school courses taken in middle school); and the course-taking patterns of students with disabilities and English language learners.

NAEP conducted the High School Transcript Study by collecting transcripts from a nationally representative sample of over 37,000 high school graduates from over 700 public and private schools.