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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 22-E.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 (All Grades)

CharacteristicMathematics Science
Pearson rho s.e. N Pearson rho s.e. N
Total number of days absent -.08 0.023 2,437 -.07 0.021 3,009
Student gender
Male -.07 0.029 1,098 -.07 0.023 1,382
Female -.09 0.028 1,339 -.07 0.027 1,626
Student race/ethnicity1
White -.09 0.028 1,619 -.09 0.027 1,944
Black -.04 0.071 376 -.03 0.043 478
Hispanic .01 0.034 333 .05 0.032 420
Asian/Pacific Islander .08 0.076 66 -.06 0.056 96
American Indian
Other
Student program
Academic -.08 0.023 1,690 -.07 0.020 2,068
Vocational -.19 0.114 44 -.22 0.079 49
Both -.02 0.042 629 -.05 0.033 823
Neither -.08 0.078 74 .02 0.068 69
Community type
Urban -.06 0.045 647 -.10 0.049 807
Suburban -.11 0.040 1,286 -.07 0.023 1,487
Rural -.05 0.027 504 -.03 0.043 715
School type
Public -.08 0.024 2,211 -.06 0.021 2,780
Nonpublic -.01 0.074 226 -.13 0.057 229
Region of the country2
Northeast -.16 0.060 364 -.04 0.046 432
South -.06 0.039 1,497 -.09 0.024 1,813
Midwest -.14 0.047 473 -.15 0.049 622
West -.02 0.037 103 # 142

† 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 23 May 2007 (MH)

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