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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

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

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
Foreign Languages Mean 272 283 287 301 314 324 322 311
s.e. 2.1 4.9 1.9 1.0 1.5 2.1 2.5 6.8
N 860 121 620 2,370 1,223 574 158 105
Student gender
Male Mean 275 286 291 306 318 331 321 ! 312 !
s.e. 2.3 6.3 2.3 1.7 1.8 3.2 4.8 ! 7.3 !
N 527 65 321 1,103 494 203 57 39
Female Mean 267 279 ! 282 297 311 320 322 310
s.e. 2.5 5.1 ! 2.4 1.0 1.8 2.0 2.8 8.7
N 329 56 299 1,252 728 370 101 66
Student race/ethnicity1
White Mean 276 297 ! 293 308 320 329 327 329 !
s.e. 2.5 5.2 ! 2.1 1.0 1.5 2.2 3.3 6.9 !
N 514 57 352 1,404 732 399 79 33
Black Mean 255 258 ! 265 278 288 298 !
s.e. 2.5 5.9 ! 2.6 2.9 4.6 5.9 !
N 210 31 141 400 167 38
Hispanic Mean 263 276 284 292 300 276 !
s.e. 4.0 4.0 2.6 3.1 4.4 7.6 !
N 107 85 392 205 93 48
Asian/Pacific Islander Mean 312 334 336 !
s.e. 4.1 5.1 6.7 !
N 106 97 36
American Indian Mean
s.e.
N
Other Mean
s.e.
N
Student program
Academic Mean 274 278 290 303 317 325 321 317
s.e. 3.4 4.2 2.6 0.9 1.4 1.9 2.6 6.8
N 400 81 359 1,724 990 522 137 83
Vocational Mean 263
s.e. 4.7
N 79
Both Mean 273 283 301 305 321 !
s.e. 2.2 2.7 2.3 2.9 6.1 !
N 307 191 541 190 45
Neither Mean 271
s.e. 3.8
N 74
Community type
Urban Mean 267 268 ! 278 295 312 322
s.e. 3.9 7.9 ! 4.3 2.6 2.3 3.3
N 162 43 157 687 405 187
Suburban Mean 272 289 ! 287 302 316 327 323 308 !
s.e. 2.7 8.3 ! 2.1 1.6 2.3 2.7 3.3 8.6 !
N 350 42 285 1,050 664 321 102 54
Rural Mean 274 288 ! 292 306 311 318
s.e. 4.0 6.2 ! 3.9 1.5 3.3 3.7
N 348 36 178 633 154 66
School type
Public Mean 285 301 313 324
s.e. 1.9 1.0 1.6 2.5
N 588 2,220 1,070 451
Nonpublic Mean 304 ! 309 322 326
s.e. 4.7 ! 4.9 2.9 4.7
N 32 150 153 123
Region of the country2
Northeast Mean 274 280 295 311 320 322 !
s.e. 6.3 5.3 3.0 3.3 3.7 4.1 !
N 87 100 223 236 179 54
South Mean 267 269 ! 280 298 312 326 318 313 !
s.e. 2.2 5.1 ! 2.8 1.6 3.4 4.2 3.7 8.5 !
N 464 54 277 1,315 486 187 70 30
Midwest Mean 278 298 311 316 327
s.e. 3.2 3.7 2.2 2.1 3.6
N 161 112 335 218 132
West Mean 269 291 ! 290 301 316 325
s.e. 5.5 8.1 ! 4.1 2.3 3.2 6.9
N 148 36 131 497 283 76

! 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)