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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 22-C.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 (11th Grade)

CharacteristicMathematics Science
Pearson rho s.e. N Pearson rho s.e. N
Number of days absent in 11th grade -.11 0.025 2,734 -.09 0.019 3,370
Student gender
Male -.10 0.033 1,227 -.10 0.024 1,543
Female -.11 0.029 1,507 -.09 0.024 1,825
Student race/ethnicity1
White -.11 0.027 1,796 -.12 0.026 2,154
Black -.09 0.063 423 -.05 0.045 518
Hispanic -.03 0.051 386 .03 0.036 513
Asian/Pacific Islander -.04 0.059 79 -.14 0.073 105
American Indian
Other
Student program
Academic -.10 0.024 1,888 -.10 0.019 2,309
Vocational -.21 0.117 53 -.21 0.105 56
Both -.04 0.039 706 -.04 0.032 923
Neither -.13 0.077 87 -.02 0.060 82
Community type
Urban -.12 0.060 767 -.12 0.047 930
Suburban -.13 0.039 1,428 -.11 0.024 1,673
Rural -.05 0.032 539 -.04 0.038 767
School type
Public -.10 0.026 2,478 -.09 0.020 3,112
Nonpublic -.01 0.068 256 -.10 0.054 258
Region of the country2
Northeast -.18 0.058 403 -.07 0.045 455
South -.07 0.041 1,637 -.10 0.024 2,018
Midwest -.23 0.045 590 -.19 0.036 755
West -.03 0.046 104 -.01 0.032 142

‡ 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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