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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 22-D.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 (12th Grade)

CharacteristicMathematics Science
Pearson rho s.e. N Pearson rho s.e. N
Number of days absent in 12th grade -.05 0.025 2,720 -.05 0.022 3,418
Student gender
Male -.04 0.029 1,234 -.07 0.022 1,583
Female -.06 0.032 1,486 -.03 0.031 1,833
Student race/ethnicity1
White -.06 0.029 1,816 -.09 0.031 2,219
Black -.01 0.062 415 .03 0.042 528
Hispanic .02 0.030 367 .06 0.029 487
Asian/Pacific Islander .18 0.100 72 .02 0.049 105
American Indian
Other
Student program
Academic -.04 0.025 1,891 -.05 0.021 2,347
Vocational -.14 0.107 48 -.19 0.079 52
Both -.01 0.048 699 -.03 0.037 936
Neither -.08 0.038 82 -.02 0.063 83
Community type
Urban -.04 0.041 700 -.05 0.044 859
Suburban -.07 0.046 1,383 -.08 0.032 1,649
Rural -.01 0.034 637 .01 0.034 910
School type
Public -.04 0.027 2,484 -.04 0.023 3,184
Nonpublic -.03 0.075 236 -.12 0.050 234
Region of the country2
Northeast -.15 0.068 387 -.02 0.041 469
South # 1,649 -.04 0.029 2,039
Midwest -.10 0.049 550 -.17 0.053 722
West # 134 .02 0.058 188

† Not applicable.

# Rounds to zero.

‡ 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 8 March 2007 (HM)

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