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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 22-A.Correlation of NAEP mathematics and science scores of high school graduates with number of days absent each year, by selected school and student demographic characteristics: 2000 (9th Grade)

CharacteristicMathematics Science
Pearson rho s.e. N Pearson rho s.e. N
Number of days absent in 9th grade -.09 0.024 2,702 -.06 0.021 3,301
Student gender
Male -.09 0.028 1,217 -.05 0.023 1,507
Female -.09 0.030 1,485 -.07 0.028 1,793
Student race/ethnicity1
White -.08 0.025 1,787 -.07 0.029 2,122
Black -.08 0.051 414 -.03 0.036 518
Hispanic -.04 0.044 379 .03 0.039 481
Asian/Pacific Islander .08 0.081 75 -.07 0.078 104
American Indian
Other
Student program
Academic -.08 0.023 1,870 -.06 0.023 2,255
Vocational -.24 0.099 54 -.13 0.069 57
Both -.06 0.047 690 -.04 0.037 906
Neither -.11 0.074 88 .03 0.062 83
Community type
Urban -.11 0.046 739 -.11 0.043 914
Suburban -.11 0.040 1,388 -.06 0.030 1,598
Rural -.04 0.027 575 -.02 0.036 789
School type
Public -.09 0.024 2,448 -.06 0.021 3,043
Nonpublic -.02 0.070 254 -.04 0.063 258
Region of the country2
Northeast -.10 0.066 387 -.02 0.049 459
South -.08 0.039 1,629 -.08 0.023 1,985
Midwest -.19 0.041 582 -.14 0.051 713
West -.02 0.039 104 .01 0.033 144

‡ Reporting standards not met. Cells with less than three observations were not reported. If necessary, so as not to disclose the number of observations in these cells, other cells were not reported.

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]).

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)

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