2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

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

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
English Mean 120 ! 131 140 149 148 145
s.e. 7.7 ! 5.7 2.3 1.3 1.1 2.4
N 0 34 99 461 3,953 2,044 792
Student gender
Male Mean 137 ! 139 151 151 143
s.e. 6.7 ! 3.4 1.7 1.6 2.7
N 0 55 248 1,879 887 309
Female Mean 123 ! 141 147 146 147
s.e. 6.7 ! 2.5 1.5 1.5 2.7
N 0 44 213 2,072 1,157 483
Student race/ethnicity1
White Mean 145 ! 144 155 154 153
s.e. 8.6 ! 2.3 1.5 1.4 2.8
N 0 37 277 2,366 1,177 450
Black Mean 123 123 123 122
s.e. 5.5 1.8 2.5 3.7
N 0 78 686 340 130
Hispanic Mean 116 ! 125 133 131 124
s.e. 8.7 ! 4.7 2.6 2.7 5.0
N 0 31 65 563 370 170
Asian/Pacific Islander Mean 161 158
s.e. 3.1 5.0
N 0 220 107
American Indian Mean
s.e.
N 0
Other Mean
s.e.
N 0
Student program
Academic Mean 137 ! 147 154 151 149
s.e. 13.9 ! 2.3 1.3 1.1 2.3
N 0 32 211 2,750 1,569 638
Vocational Mean 133 126
s.e. 5.4 4.0
N 0 67 66
Both Mean 141 139 140 130
s.e. 4.8 2.2 2.0 5.6
N 0 88 1,011 439 154
Neither Mean 123 ! 126 127
s.e. 7.4 ! 5.2 3.7
N 0 37 95 126
Community type
Urban Mean 137 148 143 138
s.e. 5.0 2.9 3.0 4.7
N 0 106 1,067 608 273
Suburban Mean 130 ! 142 152 148 150
s.e. 8.3 ! 3.5 1.6 1.4 2.5
N 0 41 202 1,871 894 335
Rural Mean 138 141 151 144
s.e. 4.0 2.7 2.5 4.3
N 0 153 1,015 542 184
School type
Public Mean 138 147 147 144
s.e. 2.7 1.4 1.2 2.5
N 0 421 3,667 1,952 756
Nonpublic Mean 151 ! 165 163 167 !
s.e. 2.4 ! 2.1 3.3 4.0 !
N 0 40 286 92 36
Region of the country2
Northeast Mean 144 153 151 146
s.e. 4.5 3.5 2.6 5.0
N 0 72 647 264 72
South Mean 130 145 142 142
s.e. 5.2 1.7 2.0 2.7
N 0 163 1,920 966 502
Midwest Mean 145 152 153 153
s.e. 2.9 1.9 2.5 3.1
N 0 115 541 431 123
West Mean 138 148 148 144
s.e. 9.1 3.4 2.8 10.8
N 0 111 845 383 95

† 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.

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 April 2007 (MH)