Share of Students Enrolled in Advanced Math Courses, 2011-2012
This measure focuses on the share of students taking advanced math courses in high school. The data come from the US Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights’ CRDC survey, which defines advanced math courses to include topics like analytic geometry and trigonometry. We calculated the rates by dividing the number of course/test takers in each high school by the total enrollment in that high school. We calculated sub-group rates by dividing the number of course/test takers in the subgroup in each high school by the total enrollment for that sub-group in that high school. Since most students take advanced math in 11th and 12th grade, we might roughly expect that somewhere between 25 and 50 percent of all high school students take these courses and tests in a given year.