1998 revision of the secondary school taxonomy. (Working paper no. 1999-06)
The Secondary School Taxonomy (SST) was developed in the 1980s as a framework for aggregating and analyzing high school transcript data and has since been used to monitor the nation's progress toward meeting national goals for student course-taking in academic and vocational subjects, as well as overall trends in course-taking in America's high schools. This report is the first published update of the SST since it was developed. A companion paper, Procedures Guide for Transcript Studies, sets forth a set of standard procedures for conducting secondary school transcript analyses with NCES data.