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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

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

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
Science Mean 270 281 296 312 322 330
s.e. 4.3 1.5 1.2 1.5 2.7 3.2
N 92 1,161 2,371 1,677 477 231
Student gender
Male Mean 270 ! 281 298 315 328 336
s.e. 4.9 ! 1.9 1.8 2.1 3.7 3.1
N 56 607 1,081 732 208 115
Female Mean 271 ! 281 295 310 318 325
s.e. 6.3 ! 1.8 1.4 1.6 2.7 3.8
N 36 552 1,277 942 266 116
Student race/ethnicity1
White Mean 268 ! 286 303 319 325 329
s.e. 5.5 ! 1.6 1.4 1.6 3.1 3.6
N 43 614 1,363 1,039 337 163
Black Mean 264 272 282 291 !
s.e. 3.2 2.6 3.2 6.8 !
N 191 470 257 48
Hispanic Mean 273 ! 270 285 295 307 !
s.e. 6.1 ! 2.9 2.5 2.9 5.0 !
N 30 291 367 237 44
Asian/Pacific Islander Mean 297 ! 312 326 339 !
s.e. 3.9 ! 4.3 3.7 5.7 !
N 44 95 102 40
American Indian Mean
s.e.
N
Other Mean
s.e.
N
Student program
Academic Mean 284 299 314 324 331
s.e. 2.1 1.2 1.6 2.5 3.1
N 614 1,699 1,369 393 194
Vocational Mean 272
s.e. 4.2
N 86
Both Mean 281 290 302 315 322 !
s.e. 2.4 2.0 3.2 6.3 7.5 !
N 291 587 307 83 37
Neither Mean 266 ! 275
s.e. 5.9 ! 2.0
N 31 170
Community type
Urban Mean 280 295 309 315 323 !
s.e. 2.9 2.8 2.8 4.5 5.8 !
N 289 727 532 106 56
Suburban Mean 280 ! 281 298 315 327 334
s.e. 4.1 ! 2.4 1.9 2.5 4.0 3.1
N 37 559 1,108 790 239 120
Rural Mean 282 294 311 317 324 !
s.e. 3.0 1.8 2.3 2.5 10.4 !
N 313 536 355 132 55
School type
Public Mean 280 295 311 321
s.e. 1.5 1.2 1.4 2.9
N 1,090 2,183 1,490 440
Nonpublic Mean 298 314 322 336 !
s.e. 4.3 2.8 6.8 5.9 !
N 71 188 187 37
Region of the country2
Northeast Mean 280 295 313 314 324
s.e. 4.4 4.0 4.8 7.7 5.3
N 167 292 271 100 75
South Mean 273 290 304 320 335
s.e. 2.8 2.0 2.1 3.4 5.2
N 409 1,235 875 246 101
Midwest Mean 285 301 322 327
s.e. 2.6 1.9 1.7 3.0
N 173 381 301 87
West Mean 272 ! 285 304 316 335 !
s.e. 6.9 ! 2.7 2.6 5.3 5.8 !
N 37 412 463 230 44

! 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)