2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

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

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
General Labor Market Preparation Mean 153 149 143 134 131 124
s.e. 1.4 1.2 1.6 2.6 4.8 6.4
N 3,112 1,784 1,399 725 247 68
Student gender
Male Mean 155 150 145 137 132 128 !
s.e. 1.8 1.8 2.0 3.1 4.7 9.0 !
N 1,441 780 628 360 124 34
Female Mean 151 148 141 132 129 121 !
s.e. 1.6 1.4 1.9 3.0 6.3 9.0 !
N 1,670 1,004 770 365 123 34
Student race/ethnicity1
White Mean 159 156 150 139 135 125 !
s.e. 1.6 1.1 1.8 2.9 5.7 8.8 !
N 1,870 994 814 437 143 38
Black Mean 126 123 120 120 112 !
s.e. 2.2 2.9 3.2 3.2 5.0 !
N 416 356 273 151 43
Hispanic Mean 135 133 124 118 121 !
s.e. 2.6 2.9 3.5 4.1 5.5 !
N 571 270 204 98 38
Asian/Pacific Islander Mean 166 150 149 !
s.e. 3.8 3.7 7.1 !
N 199 107 60
American Indian Mean
s.e.
N
Other Mean
s.e.
N
Student program
Academic Mean 158 152 147 138 133 126 !
s.e. 1.3 1.2 1.7 2.6 6.1 8.1 !
N 2,334 1,271 935 454 141 45
Vocational Mean 126 ! 129 ! 134 !
s.e. 4.8 ! 6.5 ! 8.8 !
N 48 45 30
Both Mean 138 143 140 133 131
s.e. 2.5 2.8 2.5 4.6 4.5
N 617 421 368 206 69
Neither Mean 135 121 ! 111 !
s.e. 4.3 4.7 ! 8.9 !
N 113 51 35
Community type
Urban Mean 151 143 133 127 140 !
s.e. 3.1 3.7 3.8 4.4 12.8 !
N 976 624 305 136 42
Suburban Mean 156 152 146 138 133
s.e. 1.9 1.5 2.1 2.9 4.0
N 1,516 746 641 331 89
Rural Mean 150 148 144 132 125 123 !
s.e. 2.9 2.9 3.0 4.2 3.1 9.0 !
N 620 414 453 258 116 39
School type
Public Mean 151 148
s.e. 1.6 1.3
N 2,796 1,698
Nonpublic Mean 166 159
s.e. 2.2 2.2
N 316 86
Region of the country2
Northeast Mean 157 150 142 131
s.e. 3.7 3.2 4.8 3.9
N 593 219 170 71
South Mean 149 144 140 132 130
s.e. 2.2 1.7 2.9 3.0 8.6
N 1,382 835 732 424 147
Midwest Mean 157 154 148 139
s.e. 2.4 1.4 2.3 5.6
N 487 329 273 111
West Mean 153 147 141 135 123 !
s.e. 3.5 3.7 5.5 6.5 9.2 !
N 650 401 224 119 42

! 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)