Coursework in economics
As part of the 2006 economics assessment, 12th-grade students were asked whether they had taken any of nine types of economics courses during grades 9 through 12. The course options from the student questionnaire listed below were collapsed into five categories. The graph shows the percentage of students in each of those five categories.
Which economics-related courses have you taken from ninth grade to the present?
Economics course (general course other than Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or honors economics)
Government and economics course (combined course)
Consumer economics or personal finance course
Advanced Placement Economics course
International Baccalaureate Economics course
Honors economics course (other than Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate Economics)
Business course such as entrepreneurship or business principles
Any other economics course (specify) __________
Any other course that includes an extended (at least 8-week long) unit on economics
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NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. "Advanced economics" combines Advanced Placement Economics, International Baccalaureate Economics, and Honors economics courses. "General economics" combines Economics course (general course other than Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or honors economics), and Any other economics course. "Business/personal finance course" combines Consumer economics or personal finance course and Business course such as entrepreneurship or business principles. "Combined course" combines Government and economics course and Any other course that includes an extended unit on economics. Students reporting having taken more than one economics course are placed into the highest category indicated.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2006 Economics Assessment.