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College and Career Readiness

Massachusetts High School Survey

In January 2007, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education conducted a web-based survey of high schools in the Commonwealth on student course taking for the class of 2006.

  • Completed surveys: 79 (24% of high schools)
  • Average number of students in the graduating class of 2006 among respondent high schools: 185
Results
Percentage of students from the graduating class of 2006 who: ALL(79) URBAN(15) VOCATIONAL(8) CHARTER(4)
1. Earned one credit in Algebra II 82.0% 75.1% 68.4% 100.0%
2. Earned at least three credits in laboratory science 83.7% 72.1% 59.9% 99.2%
3. Earned at least two credits in the same foreign language 75.4% 59.5% 7.7% 99.2%
4. Earned at least three credits in History/Social Science 95.2% 96.6% 86.0% 100.0%
5. Completed the list of courses outlined below or went beyond it: 71.5% 46.3% 13.3% 98.5%
  • Percentage of high schools with a 4 4-block schedule: 18%
  • Percentage of high schools that require students take at least two years of a foreign language: 36%


Last Updated: December 12, 2007
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