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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 20-P.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 (All Courses Other Than Above)

CharacteristicMathematics Science
Pearson rho s.e. N Pearson rho s.e. N
All Courses Other Than Above -.06 0.018 6,031 -.03 0.015 7,392
Student gender
Male -.04 0.023 2,809 -.01 0.018 3,402
Female -.07 0.024 3,201 -.04 0.026 3,988
Student race/ethnicity1
White -.08 0.028 3,570 -.02 0.022 4,326
Black .06 0.062 1,003 -.01 0.040 1,253
Hispanic .02 0.037 995 # 1,212
Asian/Pacific Islander -.14 0.089 312 -.12 0.038 398
American Indian -.12 0.164 50 .02 0.290 72
Other 6 6
Student program
Academic -.06 0.027 4,296 -.03 0.018 5,212
Vocational .01 0.114 139 # 174
Both # 1,321 .02 0.041 1,707
Neither .06 0.087 275 .15 0.073 299
Community type
Urban -.02 0.066 1,736 -.04 0.030 2,105
Suburban -.05 0.018 2,868 -.03 0.025 3,364
Rural -.09 0.038 1,427 -.02 0.030 1,923
School type
Public -.07 0.019 5,538 -.03 0.016 6,936
Nonpublic -.02 0.035 493 -.02 0.032 456
Region of the country2
Northeast -.08 0.038 919 -.01 0.042 1,098
South -.04 0.030 2,883 -.03 0.013 3,577
Midwest -.09 0.052 1,012 -.03 0.029 1,250
West -.06 0.034 1,217 -.06 0.026 1,467

— Not available.

† 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 8 March 2007 (HM)

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