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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

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

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
Consumer & Homemaking Education Mean 153 143 139 132 123 126
s.e. 1.2 2.0 1.7 2.0 3.2 5.8
N 4,551 948 979 637 188 69
Student gender
Male Mean 153 141 140 135 126 !
s.e. 1.4 2.8 2.3 3.6 7.7 !
N 2,409 421 359 166 32
Female Mean 153 144 138 131 122
s.e. 1.4 2.2 2.2 2.1 3.3
N 2,141 526 620 471 156
Student race/ethnicity1
White Mean 159 148 147 139 129 134 !
s.e. 1.2 2.5 1.9 2.3 3.7 6.5 !
N 2,786 572 501 333 82 41
Black Mean 129 122 121 112 104
s.e. 2.3 2.6 2.1 2.8 4.2
N 577 166 242 166 76
Hispanic Mean 134 126 123 119
s.e. 2.2 3.8 4.6 4.0
N 767 156 160 103
Asian/Pacific Islander Mean 161 146 ! 152 !
s.e. 3.1 7.0 ! 5.8 !
N 302 41 36
American Indian Mean
s.e.
N
Other Mean
s.e.
N
Student program
Academic Mean 158 147 142 137 127 124 !
s.e. 1.1 1.9 2.1 2.1 3.8 6.1 !
N 3,269 648 674 435 116 53
Vocational Mean 126
s.e. 3.5
N 113
Both Mean 143 135 135 125 115 !
s.e. 2.1 3.3 2.7 3.3 4.3 !
N 1,010 246 234 146 55
Neither Mean 133
s.e. 3.5
N 159
Community type
Urban Mean 149 140 133 130
s.e. 2.8 3.4 3.6 4.3
N 1,368 281 271 148
Suburban Mean 156 144 136 135
s.e. 1.4 2.7 2.3 2.8
N 2,169 432 397 270
Rural Mean 150 141 146 130 125 126 !
s.e. 2.3 4.6 2.8 3.6 4.3 6.1 !
N 1,014 235 311 219 98 38
School type
Public Mean 152 141 138
s.e. 1.3 2.1 1.8
N 4,197 897 940
Nonpublic Mean 165 160 ! 157 !
s.e. 2.0 5.6 ! 6.2 !
N 354 51 39
Region of the country2
Northeast Mean 156 140 133 138
s.e. 3.2 5.2 5.1 6.8
N 757 131 116 72
South Mean 149 141 134 129 117 123 !
s.e. 1.9 2.1 2.4 2.2 3.9 8.6 !
N 2,078 458 507 354 121 48
Midwest Mean 159 149 147 135 128 !
s.e. 1.7 3.8 2.6 4.0 6.9 !
N 662 207 210 123 34
West Mean 152 136 138 129
s.e. 2.6 4.9 4.0 6.1
N 1,054 152 146 88

! 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)