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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 32-O.Mean grade point average earned by high school graduates, by subject field and selected school and student demographic characteristics: Selected years, 1987–2000 (Special Education)

CharacteristicGrade point average
2000 1998 1994 1990 1987
Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e.
Special Education 2.97 0.056 2.92 0.043 2.74 0.050 2.63 0.046 2.65 0.036
Student gender
Male 2.90 0.065 2.84 0.040 2.65 0.051 2.54 0.052 2.56 0.037
Female 3.05 0.054 3.06 0.066 2.89 0.067 2.76 0.065 2.78 0.049
Student race/ethnicity1
White 3.03 0.064 2.99 0.054 2.79 0.066 2.67 0.064 2.65 0.036
Black 2.74 0.059 2.62 0.151 2.63 0.077 2.45 0.107 2.50 0.073
Hispanic 2.83 0.071 2.93 0.060 2.71 0.081 2.73 0.109 2.80 0.096
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.07 0.207 3.20 0.032 2.75 0.225 2.62 0.327 3.13 0.118
American Indian 2.89 0.251 3.15 0.162 2.87 0.170 2.10 0.106 2.51 0.186
Student program
Academic 3.09 0.065 2.97 0.067 2.81 0.060 2.78 0.055 2.76 0.075
Vocational 2.69 0.105 2.78 0.069 2.67 0.065 2.43 0.098 2.57 0.049
Both 2.91 0.057 2.93 0.058 2.73 0.105 2.67 0.085 2.60 0.046
Neither 2.62 0.080 2.86 0.074 2.63 0.061 2.57 0.062 2.62 0.047
Community type
Urban 2.91 0.099 2.90 0.113
Suburban 3.03 0.090 2.95 0.062
Rural 2.91 0.077 2.90 0.082
Big city 2.61 0.084 2.38 0.119 2.57 0.061
Urban fringe 2.83 0.058 2.54 0.094 2.66 0.086
Medium city 2.62 0.101 2.80 0.154 2.71 0.066
Small place 2.80 0.074 2.73 0.064 2.64 0.059
School type
Public 2.97 0.056 2.92 0.043 2.75 0.050 2.63 0.046 2.65 0.036
Nonpublic 1.00 2.72 0.124 2.81 0.178
Region of the country2
Northeast 2.59 0.065 2.96 0.204 2.40 0.048 2.49 0.078 2.48 0.036
South 3.17 0.104 3.01 0.074 2.91 0.071 2.85 0.076 2.64 0.047
Midwest 2.99 0.110 2.74 0.095 2.70 0.072 2.45 0.066 2.63 0.097
West 2.98 0.076 3.04 0.060 2.82 0.077 2.77 0.064 2.75 0.073

— Not available.

† Not applicable. The community type definitions used in 1987, 1990, and 1994 differed from the definitions used in 1998 and 2000.

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]).

NOTE: Grade point averages presented in the 1982 High School and Beyond transcript study do not comply to the same four-point scale used by the High School Transcript Studies.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Transcript Study (HSTS), Selected years 1987–2000.


Last updated 22 May 2007 (MH)

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