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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

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

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
Social Studies Mean 303 300 301 302 311
s.e. 6.2 1.7 1.3 1.5 2.9
N 108 1,666 2,570 1,210 458
Student gender
Male Mean 298 ! 300 304 302 314
s.e. 6.6 ! 2.1 1.8 2.4 3.2
N 54 838 1,168 513 224
Female Mean 308 ! 300 298 301 308
s.e. 8.4 ! 2.1 1.4 1.4 3.8
N 54 825 1,393 691 231
Student race/ethnicity1
White Mean 306 307 307 315
s.e. 1.9 1.4 1.6 3.1
N 991 1,459 731 312
Black Mean 274 273 275 288 !
s.e. 3.0 2.3 4.1 5.8 !
N 256 484 183 57
Hispanic Mean 279 286 287 296 !
s.e. 2.8 2.6 4.0 4.5 !
N 281 436 198 60
Asian/Pacific Islander Mean 316 324 332 !
s.e. 5.0 3.9 6.4 !
N 104 124 61 18
American Indian Mean
s.e.
N
Other Mean
s.e.
N
Student program
Academic Mean 321 ! 308 305 303 312
s.e. 7.9 ! 1.7 1.3 1.4 2.9
N 49 1,056 1,857 936 397
Vocational Mean 272 273 !
s.e. 5.3 6.8 !
N 81 37
Both Mean 293 292 295 302 !
s.e. 3.3 2.6 3.1 5.9 !
N 380 610 260 61
Neither Mean 289 ! 276 277
s.e. 7.1 ! 3.1 3.9
N 39 149 66
Community type
Urban Mean 294 297 301 312
s.e. 3.5 2.2 2.7 3.8
N 426 734 354 172
Suburban Mean 301 ! 302 304 304 315
s.e. 8.7 ! 2.5 2.1 2.2 4.3
N 43 859 1,183 562 212
Rural Mean 300 298 297 296
s.e. 3.0 2.2 3.0 4.8
N 381 653 294 74
School type
Public Mean 298 299 300 310
s.e. 1.8 1.4 1.6 3.2
N 1,548 2,355 1,110 423
Nonpublic Mean 327 312 313 323 !
s.e. 5.0 4.2 2.8 3.9 !
N 118 215 100 35
Region of the country2
Northeast Mean 289 306 305 315
s.e. 5.7 3.7 3.3 6.3
N 189 395 212 94
South Mean 297 295 297 307
s.e. 3.5 1.7 2.5 4.1
N 728 1,317 583 208
Midwest Mean 308 305 308 314
s.e. 3.0 3.0 2.7 5.4
N 256 405 233 89
West Mean 300 302 297 307
s.e. 2.3 3.9 5.9 5.8
N 493 453 182 67

! 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)