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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 20-K.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 Skills)

CharacteristicMathematics Science
Pearson rho s.e. N Pearson rho s.e. N
General Skills -.09 0.030 6,031 -.09 0.026 7,392
Student gender
Male -.09 0.034 2,809 -.10 0.027 3,402
Female -.10 0.035 3,201 -.07 0.035 3,988
Student race/ethnicity1
White -.09 0.033 3,570 -.09 0.031 4,326
Black -.02 0.048 1,003 -.03 0.053 1,253
Hispanic -.14 0.055 995 -.11 0.055 1,212
Asian/Pacific Islander -.09 0.120 312 .01 0.048 398
American Indian -.30 0.197 50 -.19 0.123 72
Other -.20 0.301 6 -.20 0.419 6
Student program
Academic -.12 0.028 4,296 -.12 0.030 5,212
Vocational -.19 0.084 139 # 174
Both .06 0.054 1,321 .05 0.039 1,707
Neither -.15 0.073 275 -.12 0.082 299
Community type
Urban -.10 0.054 1,736 -.07 0.058 2,105
Suburban -.10 0.033 2,868 -.07 0.028 3,364
Rural -.08 0.057 1,427 -.13 0.046 1,923
School type
Public -.08 0.032 5,538 -.08 0.026 6,936
Nonpublic -.18 0.249 493 .05 0.065 456
Region of the country2
Northeast -.06 0.102 919 -.06 0.071 1,098
South -.02 0.035 2,883 -.02 0.033 3,577
Midwest -.11 0.084 1,012 -.05 0.058 1,250
West -.18 0.041 1,217 -.20 0.045 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)