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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 20-F.Correlation of NAEP mathematics and science scores of high school graduates with number of course credits earned, by subject field and selected school and student demographic characteristics: 2000 (Foreign Languages)

CharacteristicMathematics Science
Pearson rho s.e. N Pearson rho s.e. N
Foreign Languages .43 0.021 6,031 .37 0.022 7,392
Student gender
Male .44 0.023 2,809 .36 0.027 3,402
Female .45 0.026 3,201 .40 0.026 3,988
Student race/ethnicity1
White .48 0.020 3,570 .42 0.019 4,326
Black .44 0.051 1,003 .37 0.051 1,253
Hispanic .22 0.050 995 .17 0.052 1,212
Asian/Pacific Islander .19 0.136 312 .14 0.070 398
American Indian .30 0.128 50 .27 0.125 72
Other .02 0.463 6 -.59 0.305 6
Student program
Academic .41 0.025 4,296 .35 0.024 5,212
Vocational .27 0.080 139 .05 0.086 174
Both .42 0.032 1,321 .35 0.035 1,707
Neither .09 0.064 275 -.02 0.070 299
Community type
Urban .44 0.042 1,736 .36 0.041 2,105
Suburban .43 0.026 2,868 .35 0.029 3,364
Rural .42 0.041 1,427 .42 0.034 1,923
School type
Public .42 0.020 5,538 .35 0.024 6,936
Nonpublic .39 0.082 493 .27 0.056 456
Region of the country2
Northeast .43 0.044 919 .37 0.062 1,098
South .47 0.029 2,883 .40 0.032 3,577
Midwest .46 0.040 1,012 .35 0.035 1,250
West .37 0.059 1,217 .35 0.056 1,467

1 American Indian includes Alaska Native, Black includes African American, Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian, and Hispanic includes Latino. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin unless specified.

2 "Region of the country" refers to the Census-defined regions. For more information about Census-defined regions, see the U.S. Census Bureau online publication "Census Regions and Divisions of the United States" (http://www.census.gov/geo/www/us_regdiv.pdf [1.1M PDF]).

NOTE: Sample size counts for student gender and student race/ethnicity do not sum to totals because the "Not Reported" categories were not included in the table.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Transcript Study (HSTS), 2000.


Last updated 21 May 2007 (MH)

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