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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 20-I.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 (General Labor Market Preparation)

CharacteristicMathematics Science
Pearson rho s.e. N Pearson rho s.e. N
General Labor Market Preparation -.18 0.020 6,031 -.21 0.023 7,392
Student gender
Male -.17 0.027 2,809 -.21 0.031 3,402
Female -.21 0.026 3,201 -.23 0.027 3,988
Student race/ethnicity1
White -.19 0.025 3,570 -.23 0.024 4,326
Black -.18 0.044 1,003 -.15 0.055 1,253
Hispanic -.18 0.040 995 -.21 0.053 1,212
Asian/Pacific Islander -.16 0.064 312 -.22 0.049 398
American Indian -.11 0.083 50 -.11 0.108 72
Other .46 1.039 6 .07 0.347 6
Student program
Academic -.19 0.023 4,296 -.22 0.024 5,212
Vocational .03 0.117 139 -.20 0.143 174
Both -.08 0.053 1,321 -.09 0.037 1,707
Neither -.13 0.073 275 -.16 0.078 299
Community type
Urban -.22 0.046 1,736 -.24 0.062 2,105
Suburban -.19 0.031 2,868 -.20 0.036 3,364
Rural -.15 0.040 1,427 -.22 0.036 1,923
School type
Public -.17 0.020 5,538 -.20 0.024 6,936
Nonpublic -.10 0.063 493 -.15 0.056 456
Region of the country2
Northeast -.20 0.069 919 -.21 0.063 1,098
South -.20 0.029 2,883 -.21 0.043 3,577
Midwest -.13 0.046 1,012 -.21 0.035 1,250
West -.21 0.052 1,217 -.23 0.044 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)