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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

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

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
General Skills Mean 304 300 300 296 296 296
s.e. 1.5 2.2 2.1 3.1 4.3 5.2
N 3,496 921 805 509 198 62
Student gender
Male Mean 305 302 302 294 296
s.e. 1.8 2.9 3.2 4.7 6.7
N 1,711 449 343 189 82
Female Mean 303 298 299 297 296
s.e. 1.6 2.4 2.7 2.8 3.5
N 1,768 472 458 320 116
Student race/ethnicity1
White Mean 309 306 308 302 305 302 !
s.e. 1.6 2.4 2.3 3.2 3.7 6.3 !
N 2,188 541 404 267 106 35
Black Mean 275 273 277 276 280 !
s.e. 2.9 4.6 4.0 4.4 6.9 !
N 567 174 135 81 34
Hispanic Mean 289 285 278 279 278 !
s.e. 3.4 2.5 3.0 4.9 5.6 !
N 501 132 181 111 50
Asian/Pacific Islander Mean 325 322 ! 325 ! 317 !
s.e. 3.8 7.8 ! 8.5 ! 6.8 !
N 157 46 59 40
American Indian Mean
s.e.
N
Other Mean
s.e.
N
Student program
Academic Mean 309 304 304 298 299 302 !
s.e. 1.4 2.1 2.5 3.2 3.8 5.7 !
N 2,439 673 571 387 145 48
Vocational Mean 278
s.e. 5.3
N 87
Both Mean 291 297 300 292 297 !
s.e. 2.1 4.1 3.6 7.3 12.0 !
N 836 195 174 76
Neither Mean 283
s.e. 4.5
N 134
Community type
Urban Mean 301 299 297 292
s.e. 2.3 3.9 3.5 5.5
N 987 255 247 162
Suburban Mean 307 302 302 298 298 299 !
s.e. 2.3 3.1 3.4 3.3 4.9 6.6 !
N 1,668 419 352 262 114 31
Rural Mean 299 297 300 296
s.e. 2.4 4.6 3.4 7.5
N 841 247 206 85
School type
Public Mean 302 299
s.e. 1.6 2.3
N 3,104 870
Nonpublic Mean 319 317 !
s.e. 2.6 4.8 !
N 392 51
Region of the country2
Northeast Mean 304 307 296
s.e. 4.3 7.5 14.1
N 685 134 72
South Mean 298 291 298 299 300 297 !
s.e. 2.3 3.7 2.9 4.5 4.8 6.1 !
N 1,760 436 367 208 64 30
Midwest Mean 309 306 308
s.e. 1.9 3.1 3.6
N 641 148 98
West Mean 310 302 299 289 290
s.e. 2.7 3.9 3.2 5.2 3.9
N 410 203 268 209 84

! 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)