... Americans 27 % Puerto Ricans 9 % increased by almost 2 % 2 times since
1975 and by almost 50 percent since 1980. ... The median parental income is $
32,200 , up 108 percent since 1975 , a rate of increase that is slightly higher than
the 103 ... The median estimated parental contribution toward college expenses
is $ 2,020 . ... The median graduating class size is 365 , down from 401 in 1980 .
Author: Leonard Ramist
Category: Social Science
Detailed profiles of the ethnic, racial, male, and female populations of 1985 graduating high school seniors are presented, based on findings of the College Board's Admissions Testing Program and the Student Descriptive Questionnaire. The degree of similarity in background and experience can be assessed for males and females and for the following racial/ethnic groups: American Indian, Asian/Pacific American, Black, Mexican-American, Puerto Rican, and White. Comparative data on the educational and family backgrounds for each of the student populations are followed by detailed profiles by group. Information is included on: regional distributions, parents' educational training; annual parental income; family income, student part-time employment in high school; English as the best language; type of high school and secondary program; number of years of study by subject; degree-level goals; intended areas of study; and scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), Test of Standard Written English, and SAT Achievement Tests. To show the effect of family and educational background on test scores, SAT math and verbal percentile scores (25th, 50th, and 75th) are indicated for the study groups for each of the background variables. (SW)