2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 20-O.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 (Special Education)

CharacteristicMathematics Science
Pearson rho s.e. N Pearson rho s.e. N
Special Education -.22 0.027 6,031 -.25 0.030 7,392
Student gender
Male -.22 0.032 2,809 -.26 0.036 3,402
Female -.21 0.031 3,201 -.24 0.036 3,988
Student race/ethnicity1
White -.23 0.036 3,570 -.27 0.037 4,326
Black -.18 0.043 1,003 -.19 0.060 1,253
Hispanic -.28 0.042 995 -.28 0.041 1,212
Asian/Pacific Islander -.14 0.070 312 -.09 0.065 398
American Indian -.12 0.111 50 -.38 0.165 72
Other -.71 0.139 6 -.81 0.175 6
Student program
Academic -.20 0.030 4,296 -.24 0.033 5,212
Vocational -.18 0.098 139 -.22 0.123 174
Both -.22 0.043 1,321 -.25 0.052 1,707
Neither -.19 0.050 275 -.22 0.084 299
Community type
Urban -.20 0.037 1,736 -.21 0.041 2,105
Suburban -.21 0.033 2,868 -.23 0.043 3,364
Rural -.26 0.051 1,427 -.31 0.053 1,923
School type
Public -.21 0.028 5,538 -.25 0.031 6,936
Nonpublic .01 0.018 493 456
Region of the country2
Northeast -.33 0.053 919 -.25 0.043 1,098
South -.14 0.030 2,883 -.20 0.035 3,577
Midwest -.20 0.047 1,012 -.19 0.064 1,250
West -.29 0.049 1,217 -.38 0.051 1,467

— Not available.

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)