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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

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

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
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
Student gender
Male Mean 141 146 148 154 157
s.e. 4.8 1.9 1.7 1.8 2.4
N 72 1,042 1,383 629 264
Female Mean 141 ! 144 145 149 149
s.e. 7.7 ! 2.0 1.2 1.7 2.9
N 58 1,018 1,792 769 344
Student race/ethnicity1
White Mean 148 151 153 156 157
s.e. 5.2 1.7 1.3 1.6 2.6
N 74 1,206 1,778 865 393
Black Mean 124 121 123 127
s.e. 2.6 1.9 2.9 6.5
N 345 596 201 85
Hispanic Mean 121 131 137 142
s.e. 2.6 2.7 2.8 4.9
N 334 552 218 81
Asian/Pacific Islander Mean 152 161 163
s.e. 3.9 4.1 4.1
N 136 159 70
American Indian Mean
s.e.
N
Other Mean
s.e.
N
Student program
Academic Mean 155 ! 152 150 153 155
s.e. 7.5 ! 1.6 1.2 1.5 2.2
N 43 1,252 2,310 1,093 512
Vocational Mean 128 124 !
s.e. 3.9 7.4 !
N 116 32
Both Mean 138 138 143 137
s.e. 3.0 2.1 2.8 3.2
N 541 755 291 96
Neither Mean 138 ! 126 118
s.e. 6.6 ! 3.5 5.0
N 46 153 78
Community type
Urban Mean 132 ! 141 143 149 153
s.e. 7.6 ! 3.5 3.0 3.0 4.5
N 50 532 902 406 211
Suburban Mean 148 ! 147 150 154 155
s.e. 7.2 ! 1.8 1.7 1.9 3.1
N 45 1,027 1,368 655 263
Rural Mean 140 ! 143 144 148 146
s.e. 7.3 ! 3.1 2.1 2.5 4.5
N 35 503 905 337 134
School type
Public Mean 143 145 150
s.e. 1.6 1.2 1.5
N 1,954 2,976 1,293
Nonpublic Mean 164 163 162
s.e. 3.8 2.6 2.9
N 108 199 105
Region of the country2
Northeast Mean 139 ! 141 151 157 154
s.e. 8.5 ! 4.6 3.5 2.9 4.7
N 31 236 429 281 117
South Mean 144 ! 143 141 145 148
s.e. 7.4 ! 2.2 1.6 2.1 3.7
N 49 920 1,661 662 280
Midwest Mean 150 151 154 155
s.e. 2.7 1.8 2.1 3.6
N 333 502 252 129
West Mean 145 147 152 153
s.e. 3.4 3.1 3.8 8.2
N 573 583 203 82

! 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)

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