Skip Navigation

2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 43-L.Mean NAEP mathematics scores of high school graduates, by course credits earned, in subject fields and selected school and student demographic characteristics: 2000 (Personal Health & Physical Education)

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
Personal Health & Physical Education Mean 314 300 304 302 301 299 296 293
s.e. 4.6 2.9 2.1 1.5 2.4 3.0 3.0 2.9
N 133 335 995 1,927 1,534 675 272 160
Student gender
Male Mean 327 ! 305 307 304 303 298 295 294
s.e. 6.6 ! 4.9 3.1 1.9 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.4
N 53 125 361 808 736 416 191 119
Female Mean 302 296 302 302 299 299 299 294 !
s.e. 3.5 3.0 2.3 1.8 2.2 3.8 7.3 5.0 !
N 80 210 631 1,111 796 258 81 34
Student race/ethnicity1
White Mean 316 305 311 308 306 305 302 301
s.e. 5.0 3.7 1.6 1.5 2.8 2.7 3.3 3.8
N 83 186 661 1,167 898 339 141 95
Black Mean 278 ! 275 276 274 269 274 !
s.e. 6.0 ! 6.5 2.3 2.7 4.2 4.9 !
N 54 187 358 198 103 55
Hispanic Mean 295 ! 291 282 284 278 284
s.e. 4.6 ! 3.9 2.8 3.1 4.6 4.8
N 51 90 268 311 165 65
Asian/Pacific Islander Mean 331 ! 329 315 326 !
s.e. 12.8 ! 4.4 4.0 6.9 !
N 30 95 106 53
American Indian Mean
s.e.
N
Other Mean
s.e.
N
Student program
Academic Mean 317 308 307 308 305 305 299 298
s.e. 3.7 2.7 2.0 1.6 2.5 3.6 3.3 3.9
N 85 225 701 1,361 1,105 487 213 119
Vocational Mean 263 ! 280 !
s.e. 6.3 ! 7.1 !
N 41 45
Both Mean 316 ! 287 297 293 294 284
s.e. 10.5 ! 4.3 4.6 2.2 3.5 4.5
N 41 91 239 452 300 131
Neither Mean 276 273
s.e. 4.7 3.2
N 73 84
Community type
Urban Mean 317 ! 295 301 297 300 301 292 ! 297 !
s.e. 7.0 ! 5.2 5.6 2.2 2.8 3.5 6.0 ! 10.6 !
N 34 121 263 624 432 166 59 37
Suburban Mean 326 ! 306 305 307 302 300 297 293 !
s.e. 8.3 ! 3.5 2.8 2.3 3.5 5.1 4.6 4.6 !
N 51 124 539 843 779 352 133 47
Rural Mean 302 ! 296 304 299 298 294 295 290
s.e. 4.2 ! 6.7 4.5 2.9 2.9 3.1 5.1 2.6
N 48 90 193 460 323 157 80 76
School type
Public Mean 299 302 300
s.e. 3.1 1.6 2.6
N 774 1,805 1,450
Nonpublic Mean 320 314 315
s.e. 2.8 5.5 4.8
N 221 122 84
Region of the country2
Northeast Mean 287 312 301 308 288
s.e. 6.3 4.4 4.4 7.6 9.4
N 64 94 321 300 87
South Mean 311 299 297 299 296 290 292 295
s.e. 6.2 4.1 4.2 3.0 1.9 4.3 2.8 4.5
N 65 214 557 917 580 283 157 110
Midwest Mean 314 ! 312 306 304 308
s.e. 8.8 ! 1.8 2.7 4.7 3.3
N 33 292 372 167 82
West Mean 287 ! 307 298 304 303 290 !
s.e. 7.2 ! 4.4 3.7 5.1 7.7 3.5 !
N 52 317 487 223 73 39

! 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)