2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 43-A.Mean NAEP mathematics scores of high school graduates, by course credits earned, in subject fields and selected school and student demographic characteristics: 2000 (Mathematics)

Subject fieldStatisticCredits earned in subject field
0 0.01–0.50 0.51–1.00 1.01–2.00 2.01–3.00 3.01–4.00 4.01–5.00 More than 5.00
Mathematics Mean 277 289 305 317 324
s.e. 2.4 1.6 1.4 2.3 3.2
N 330 1,881 2,493 1,018 274
Student gender
Male Mean 278 290 307 321 329
s.e. 3.4 1.8 2.0 3.2 4.0
N 181 897 1,092 480 142
Female Mean 276 289 304 315 319
s.e. 2.7 2.1 1.4 2.1 4.3
N 149 977 1,391 535 131
Student race/ethnicity1
White Mean 280 295 311 324 331
s.e. 2.7 1.7 1.7 2.4 3.1
N 194 1,053 1,536 609 163
Black Mean 262 ! 266 280 284 287 !
s.e. 4.6 ! 2.8 2.5 4.0 7.6 !
N 47 376 383 157 35
Hispanic Mean 264 279 285 298 301 !
s.e. 3.5 2.1 2.3 5.1 9.3 !
N 67 339 393 148 36
Asian/Pacific Islander Mean 310 ! 325 333 334 !
s.e. 10.7 ! 4.4 4.4 5.9 !
N 57 120 77 38
American Indian Mean
s.e.
N
Other Mean
s.e.
N
Student program
Academic Mean 286 292 308 320 324
s.e. 3.2 1.9 1.4 2.3 3.5
N 112 1,153 1,946 852 231
Vocational Mean 268 ! 279 !
s.e. 6.5 ! 5.1 !
N 57 61
Both Mean 275 ! 285 298 305 322 !
s.e. 4.5 ! 2.1 2.9 5.1 5.7 !
N 53 539 523 163 43
Neither Mean 273 283
s.e. 3.4 4.5
N 108 128
Community type
Urban Mean 271 283 303 315 317
s.e. 3.9 2.7 2.1 3.9 5.0
N 70 526 727 317 96
Suburban Mean 280 293 307 318 328
s.e. 3.3 2.2 2.3 3.9 4.4
N 162 843 1,202 493 145
Rural Mean 275 287 304 319 316 !
s.e. 3.7 3.3 2.4 3.1 6.2 !
N 98 512 564 208 33
School type
Public Mean 288 304 317
s.e. 1.6 1.4 2.5
N 1,777 2,233 926
Nonpublic Mean 310 319 322
s.e. 2.6 4.1 4.0
N 104 260 92
Region of the country2
Northeast Mean 276 291 307 321 322 !
s.e. 4.4 3.8 4.0 7.0 7.3 !
N 64 253 393 151 46
South Mean 268 282 299 310 323
s.e. 4.5 2.4 2.4 3.2 4.2
N 89 916 1,162 533 179
Midwest Mean 281 295 313 326
s.e. 4.9 3.1 2.0 2.7
N 68 306 464 159
West Mean 279 291 304 322
s.e. 4.3 3.8 3.9 4.8
N 109 406 474 175

! Interpret data with caution. Users are cautioned against performing t-tests on cells with NAEP proficiency estimates that have been calculated with less than 62 observations (N). NAEP considers a cell size of 62 the minimum required for performing meaningful comparisons.

‡ Reporting standards not met. Means and standard errors based on less than 30 observations are 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)