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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 22-B.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 (10th Grade)

CharacteristicMathematics Science
Pearson rho s.e. N Pearson rho s.e. N
Number of days absent in 10th grade -.10 0.028 2,738 -.09 0.024 3,359
Student gender
Male -.07 0.029 1,231 -.10 0.025 1,543
Female -.12 0.035 1,507 -.08 0.031 1,814
Student race/ethnicity1
White -.10 0.029 1,800 -.11 0.031 2,161
Black -.10 0.074 422 -.08 0.040 527
Hispanic .01 0.038 389 .04 0.033 487
Asian/Pacific Islander -.08 0.076 77 -.10 0.046 105
American Indian
Other
Student program
Academic -.09 0.027 1,898 -.08 0.023 2,302
Vocational -.18 0.112 54 -.18 0.082 59
Both -.05 0.039 697 -.08 0.036 915
Neither -.15 0.095 89 -.03 0.071 83
Community type
Urban -.12 0.063 751 -.12 0.046 921
Suburban -.12 0.043 1,392 -.11 0.027 1,625
Rural -.05 0.039 595 -.04 0.051 813
School type
Public -.10 0.028 2,484 -.09 0.025 3,101
Nonpublic -.02 0.070 254 -.11 0.059 258
Region of the country2
Northeast -.19 0.076 395 -.11 0.049 466
South -.08 0.048 1,652 -.13 0.026 2,029
Midwest -.18 0.051 587 -.15 0.037 721
West -.03 0.040 104 .01 0.029 143

‡ 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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