2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 20-J.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 (Specific Labor Market Preparation)

CharacteristicMathematics Science
Pearson rho s.e. N Pearson rho s.e. N
Specific Labor Market Preparation -.22 0.031 6,031 -.22 0.023 7,392
Student gender
Male -.20 0.040 2,809 -.18 0.031 3,402
Female -.27 0.031 3,201 -.30 0.026 3,988
Student race/ethnicity1
White -.26 0.034 3,570 -.26 0.024 4,326
Black -.12 0.038 1,003 -.21 0.036 1,253
Hispanic -.07 0.051 995 -.07 0.063 1,212
Asian/Pacific Islander -.12 0.086 312 -.16 0.075 398
American Indian -.39 0.177 50 # 72
Other -.17 0.805 6 .03 0.359 6
Student program
Academic -.18 0.030 4,296 -.19 0.021 5,212
Vocational .10 0.110 139 .08 0.074 174
Both -.13 0.056 1,321 -.07 0.035 1,707
Neither -.05 0.086 275 -.21 0.099 299
Community type
Urban -.21 0.040 1,736 -.21 0.056 2,105
Suburban -.23 0.044 2,868 -.22 0.031 3,364
Rural -.22 0.031 1,427 -.23 0.028 1,923
School type
Public -.20 0.030 5,538 -.20 0.024 6,936
Nonpublic -.25 0.082 493 -.27 0.062 456
Region of the country2
Northeast -.37 0.045 919 -.37 0.038 1,098
South -.22 0.033 2,883 -.25 0.030 3,577
Midwest -.23 0.068 1,012 -.18 0.027 1,250
West -.12 0.071 1,217 -.12 0.096 1,467

† Not applicable.

# Rounds to zero.

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)