2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 20-H.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 (Consumer & Homemaking Education)

CharacteristicMathematics Science
Pearson rho s.e. N Pearson rho s.e. N
Consumer & Homemaking Education -.23 0.025 6,031 -.24 0.018 7,392
Student gender
Male -.21 0.023 2,809 -.17 0.021 3,402
Female -.25 0.040 3,201 -.29 0.024 3,988
Student race/ethnicity1
White -.21 0.030 3,570 -.23 0.020 4,326
Black -.21 0.036 1,003 -.26 0.033 1,253
Hispanic -.21 0.036 995 -.13 0.034 1,212
Asian/Pacific Islander -.23 0.079 312 -.14 0.080 398
American Indian -.01 0.103 50 -.41 0.108 72
Other -.39 0.314 6 -.13 0.457 6
Student program
Academic -.23 0.029 4,296 -.26 0.020 5,212
Vocational -.02 0.095 139 -.08 0.095 174
Both -.25 0.035 1,321 -.19 0.028 1,707
Neither -.20 0.071 275 -.21 0.065 299
Community type
Urban -.20 0.038 1,736 -.21 0.037 2,105
Suburban -.24 0.049 2,868 -.26 0.025 3,364
Rural -.23 0.033 1,427 -.24 0.032 1,923
School type
Public -.22 0.026 5,538 -.23 0.018 6,936
Nonpublic -.07 0.049 493 -.13 0.073 456
Region of the country2
Northeast -.15 0.151 919 -.21 0.070 1,098
South -.26 0.026 2,883 -.25 0.027 3,577
Midwest -.26 0.040 1,012 -.30 0.036 1,250
West -.22 0.050 1,217 -.20 0.034 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)