2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 48-A.Mean NAEP science scores of high school graduates, by course credits earned in subject fields and selected school and student demographic characteristics: 2000 (Mathematics)

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
Student gender
Male Mean 126 139 152 162 171
s.e. 3.3 1.4 1.8 1.8 4.4
N 210 1,044 1,387 562 176
Female Mean 127 136 149 157 158
s.e. 2.1 1.4 1.4 1.7 3.3
N 196 1,174 1,759 666 170
Student race/ethnicity1
White Mean 129 145 157 164 168
s.e. 2.7 1.2 1.5 1.7 4.1
N 238 1,225 1,899 736 205
Black Mean 118 115 125 130 142 !
s.e. 5.4 2.1 1.9 2.9 6.1 !
N 66 434 539 161 48
Hispanic Mean 119 123 131 142 157 !
s.e. 4.0 2.4 2.2 3.9 6.3 !
N 71 430 492 175 32
Asian/Pacific Islander Mean 147 153 170 172 !
s.e. 5.4 3.8 3.6 9.9 !
N 79 132 116 48
American Indian Mean
s.e.
N
Other Mean
s.e.
N
Student program
Academic Mean 135 141 154 161 165
s.e. 3.4 1.3 1.4 1.5 3.6
N 148 1,349 2,410 1,020 282
Vocational Mean 127 125
s.e. 4.2 5.3
N 83 72
Both Mean 121 ! 133 139 151 164
s.e. 7.2 ! 1.9 2.4 3.2 8.6
N 61 667 707 64
Neither Mean 119 131
s.e. 4.1 4.4
N 114 132
Community type
Urban Mean 129 130 147 157 164
s.e. 5.0 2.8 2.8 3.4 4.1
N 68 627 937 342 126
Suburban Mean 130 141 153 159 168
s.e. 2.3 1.6 1.7 2.2 4.3
N 194 957 1,455 574 161
Rural Mean 121 137 148 161 157 !
s.e. 4.2 2.4 2.7 2.7 11.6 !
N 144 636 754 312 59
School type
Public Mean 137 149 158
s.e. 1.1 1.5 1.6
N 2,137 2,869 1,147
Nonpublic Mean 156 165 169
s.e. 2.8 2.0 3.2
N 83 277 81
Region of the country2
Northeast Mean 131 141 154 157 167
s.e. 4.4 2.9 3.5 4.7 7.2
N 77 297 462 173 73
South Mean 115 130 146 155 160
s.e. 6.0 1.5 2.2 1.9 3.2
N 108 1,075 1,534 660 195
Midwest Mean 128 145 157 164
s.e. 3.5 2.1 2.1 2.4
N 89 416 550 165
West Mean 129 137 148 165
s.e. 2.8 3.6 3.9 3.8
N 132 432 600 230

! 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)