2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 20-L.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 (Personal Health & Physical Education)

CharacteristicMathematics Science
Pearson rho s.e. N Pearson rho s.e. N
Personal Health & Physical Education -.07 0.022 6,031 -.07 0.020 7,392
Student gender
Male -.12 0.027 2,809 -.10 0.026 3,402
Female -.03 0.030 3,201 -.04 0.027 3,988
Student race/ethnicity1
White -.07 0.022 3,570 -.07 0.023 4,326
Black -.05 0.052 1,003 -.06 0.045 1,253
Hispanic -.15 0.044 995 -.07 0.044 1,212
Asian/Pacific Islander -.06 0.113 312 -.07 0.062 398
American Indian .10 0.118 50 -.05 0.120 72
Other -.38 0.268 6 -.65 0.241 6
Student program
Academic -.08 0.025 4,296 -.08 0.022 5,212
Vocational .32 0.121 139 .14 0.098 174
Both -.10 0.051 1,321 -.04 0.043 1,707
Neither -.19 0.086 275 -.16 0.072 299
Community type
Urban -.01 0.044 1,736 .02 0.048 2,105
Suburban -.10 0.036 2,868 -.09 0.025 3,364
Rural -.09 0.038 1,427 -.09 0.040 1,923
School type
Public -.05 0.024 5,538 -.04 0.023 6,936
Nonpublic .02 0.125 493 -.02 0.066 456
Region of the country2
Northeast -.05 0.070 919 -.08 0.057 1,098
South -.07 0.036 2,883 -.07 0.028 3,577
Midwest -.09 0.028 1,012 -.07 0.030 1,250
West -.02 0.052 1,217 -.05 0.043 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)