2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

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

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
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
Student gender
Male Mean 116 130 144 162 167 179
s.e. 6.6 1.7 1.5 1.7 2.8 3.5
N 82 676 1,288 940 269 133
Female Mean 119 125 142 156 165 174
s.e. 4.9 2.4 1.4 1.6 2.3 3.2
N 67 683 1,609 1,163 309 147
Student race/ethnicity1
White Mean 119 133 150 165 169 178
s.e. 5.1 2.0 1.3 1.6 2.2 3.0
N 95 747 1,571 1,323 380 198
Black Mean 106 120 131 143 !
s.e. 2.8 1.9 2.1 3.8 !
N 196 606 352 61
Hispanic Mean 114 130 143 147
s.e. 2.9 2.5 3.0 6.9
N 341 501 249 68
Asian/Pacific Islander Mean 133 ! 142 164 177 !
s.e. 4.3 ! 3.2 4.2 6.4 !
N 42 138 123 57
American Indian Mean
s.e.
N
Other Mean
s.e.
N
Student program
Academic Mean 112 ! 129 145 161 167 179
s.e. 6.5 ! 2.1 1.2 1.5 2.3 2.8
N 36 714 2,055 1,697 470 236
Vocational Mean 122 ! 124 135 !
s.e. 5.7 ! 4.6 6.4 !
N 30 109 30
Both Mean 115 ! 125 135 150 159 164 !
s.e. 8.5 ! 2.2 2.4 2.4 3.3 8.2 !
N 33 367 749 404 108 44
Neither Mean 120 ! 125 133
s.e. 8.8 ! 3.2 5.2
N 50 169 65
Community type
Urban Mean 129 139 154 155 177
s.e. 3.7 2.9 3.0 6.1 5.4
N 304 934 591 153 91
Suburban Mean 128 146 161 169 178
s.e. 2.4 1.5 2.0 3.0 3.7
N 634 1,281 995 263 121
Rural Mean 111 125 139 159 167 171
s.e. 6.4 2.2 1.7 1.9 2.9 7.4
N 421 684 517 162 68
School type
Public Mean 126 141 157
s.e. 1.6 1.2 1.4
N 1,310 2,695 1,935
Nonpublic Mean 147 ! 158 170
s.e. 10.8 ! 2.6 2.3
N 49 204 168
Region of the country2
Northeast Mean 116 ! 129 144 159 162 172
s.e. 9.4 ! 6.0 3.6 4.4 5.5 3.6
N 31 175 342 328 135 87
South Mean 120 136 152 162 179
s.e. 2.4 1.6 2.0 2.5 4.2
N 500 1,526 1,116 271 143
Midwest Mean 132 148 165 170
s.e. 3.5 1.9 2.5 2.8
N 241 469 367 100
West Mean 120 ! 129 147 165 176
s.e. 4.8 ! 2.9 3.0 2.7 3.9
N 443 562 292 72

! 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)