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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 47.Mean NAEP science scores of high school graduates, by course credits earned and subject field: 2000

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
Mathematics Mean 131 ! 127 138 150 159 165
s.e. 7.0 ! 2.1 1.1 1.3 1.5 3.5
N 34 406 2,220 3,146 1,228 346
Science Mean 117 127 142 159 166 176
s.e. 4.2 1.6 1.2 1.4 2.1 2.9
N 149 1,359 2,899 2,103 578 280
English Mean 120 ! 131 140 149 148 145
s.e. 8 ! 5.7 2.3 1.3 1.1 2.4
N 34 99 461 3,953 2,044 792
Social Studies Mean 141 145 146 151 152
s.e. 4.7 1.6 1.2 1.4 2.2
N 130 2,062 3,175 1,398 608
Fine Arts Mean 143 147 145 144 147 155 154 159
s.e. 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.9 1.9 3.0 1.9
N 1,296 575 1,824 1,407 811 622 343 514
Foreign Languages Mean 122 129 136 147 159 167 163 148
s.e. 1.8 2.8 2.0 0.9 1.4 1.6 3.0 5.7
N 1,019 149 797 2,986 1,465 686 175 115
Computer-Related Studies Mean 147 150 146 147 145 141 147 ! 157
s.e. 1.6 1.8 1.8 1.6 2.9 4.9 5.4 ! 5.9
N 2,362 1,375 1,910 1,207 323 116 32 67
Consumer & Homemaking Education Mean 153 143 139 132 123 126
s.e. 1.2 2.0 1.7 2.0 3.2 5.8
N 4,551 948 979 637 188 69
General Labor Market Preparation Mean 153 149 143 134 131 124
s.e. 1.4 1.2 1.6 2.6 4.8 6.4
N 3,112 1,784 1,399 725 247 68
Specific Labor Market Preparation Mean 160 157 153 149 144 142 139 134
s.e. 1.7 2.5 1.6 1.3 1.5 1.5 2.1 2.4
N 865 589 1,020 1,457 955 794 558 1,154
General Skills Mean 149 147 146 145 140 143
s.e. 1.3 1.9 1.7 2.4 3.9 5.1
N 4,280 1,121 1,037 614 209 80
Personal Health & Physical Education Mean 157 146 150 147 148 143 147 138
s.e. 4.1 2.3 1.5 1.5 2.0 2.1 2.6 3.2
N 147 399 1,144 2,452 1,830 856 373 191
Religion Mean 146 153 ! 149 ! 161 158 ! 161
s.e. 1.1 4.7 ! 6.3 ! 3.2 6.0 ! 2.3
N 6,871 60 60 83 30 278
Military Science Mean 148 131 134 128 132 133
s.e. 1.0 4.7 3.5 3.6 4.6 8.6
N 6,896 69 154 87 80 79
Special Education Mean 149 147 136 143 125 ! 84
s.e. 0.9 5.7 4.2 10.4 8.0 ! 8.3
N 6,442 288 331 147 51 86
All Courses Other Than Above Mean 148 147 141 144 147 ! 139 !
s.e. 0.9 5.1 3.3 4.8 8.5 ! 5.1 !
N 6,788 223 163 94 38 54

† Not applicable. The inclusion/exclusion criteria used to produce the tabulations require high school graduates to have a positive number of English credits.

! 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. If necessary, so as not to disclose the number of observations in these cells, other cells were not reported.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Transcript Study (HSTS), 2000.


Last updated 29 March 2007 (HM)

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