2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

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

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
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
Student gender
Male Mean 126 134 141 152 162 169 170 ! 135 !
s.e. 2.0 3.2 2.6 1.2 1.9 2.6 4.3 ! 7.7 !
N 641 85 392 1,318 620 243 58 45
Female Mean 114 121 132 143 156 166 159 155
s.e. 2.4 4.0 2.3 1.2 1.4 1.7 3.2 7.0
N 378 64 405 1,666 845 443 117 70
Student race/ethnicity1
White Mean 127 133 142 154 164 172 167 168 !
s.e. 2.2 2.8 2.5 1.0 1.5 1.6 3.1 5.9 !
N 619 77 442 1,698 875 449 118 48
Black Mean 103 114 124 138 141 !
s.e. 2.9 2.6 1.7 2.8 5.1 !
N 231 152 580 196 50
Hispanic Mean 107 116 ! 122 131 142 141
s.e. 4.3 9.2 ! 2.8 2.4 2.7 4.4
N 123 35 133 504 251 92
Asian/Pacific Islander Mean 151 162 169
s.e. 3.5 4.2 3.7
N 133 109 79
American Indian Mean
s.e.
N
Other Mean
s.e.
N
Student program
Academic Mean 122 134 139 149 160 168 165 157
s.e. 2.5 3.7 3.4 0.9 1.4 1.6 3.1 5.6
N 454 79 440 2,177 1,197 628 147 90
Vocational Mean 122 133 !
s.e. 5.2 5.2 !
N 93 36
Both Mean 122 127 ! 133 143 152 160 !
s.e. 2.7 4.8 ! 2.5 1.8 2.6 4.7 !
N 387 37 270 712 231 47
Neither Mean 119 135 !
s.e. 4.9 4.3 !
N 85 61
Community type
Urban Mean 115 122 ! 131 140 157 162
s.e. 4.4 5.7 ! 3.5 2.7 2.6 2.8
N 196 41 217 826 491 231
Suburban Mean 124 129 134 148 159 169 163 148
s.e. 2.8 4.7 2.3 1.2 1.9 2.2 3.5 7.7
N 372 63 298 1,301 777 377 113 63
Rural Mean 122 133 ! 142 151 160 167
s.e. 3.3 4.1 ! 4.7 1.7 3.0 4.3
N 451 45 282 859 197 78
School type
Public Mean 146 157 166
s.e. 1.0 1.5 2.0
N 2,851 1,336 550
Nonpublic Mean 156 169 169
s.e. 2.4 2.4 2.1
N 135 129 136
Region of the country2
Northeast Mean 120 132 143 157 167 166
s.e. 5.0 6.4 2.7 3.1 3.2 4.3
N 109 119 263 269 204 85
South Mean 118 118 ! 128 144 157 167 151 ! 154 !
s.e. 2.5 4.6 ! 1.8 1.3 2.4 3.0 6.4 ! 9.3 !
N 530 57 350 1,690 654 207 51 38
Midwest Mean 131 146 154 159 169
s.e. 3.0 4.5 1.2 2.0 3.0
N 204 156 440 224 157
West Mean 114 124 ! 137 149 162 164
s.e. 6.1 5.6 ! 2.9 2.8 2.3 4.1
N 176 48 172 593 318 118

! 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)