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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

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

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 Skills Mean 149 147 146 145 140 143
s.e. 1.3 1.9 1.7 2.4 3.9 5.1
N 4,280 1,121 1,037 614 209 80
Student gender
Male Mean 150 150 148 147 136 137 !
s.e. 1.5 2.7 2.6 3.2 5.9 8.0 !
N 2,097 505 434 236 75 31
Female Mean 147 145 145 143 142 146 !
s.e. 1.6 2.0 1.9 3.0 4.2 6.2 !
N 2,182 616 603 377 134 49
Student race/ethnicity1
White Mean 154 153 154 152 146 149 !
s.e. 1.4 2.2 1.8 2.7 5.2 5.9 !
N 2,618 659 548 311 107 53
Black Mean 123 123 123 124
s.e. 2.0 2.6 3.2 4.8
N 726 198 188 96
Hispanic Mean 133 131 127 126 120 !
s.e. 2.5 2.7 3.5 3.5 4.8 !
N 619 176 192 145 54
Asian/Pacific Islander Mean 159 153 158 161 !
s.e. 3.9 4.8 8.1 5.5 !
N 200 63 74 45
American Indian Mean
s.e.
N
Other Mean
s.e.
N
Student program
Academic Mean 154 152 149 147 139 145 !
s.e. 1.2 2.0 1.7 2.8 4.3 6.2 !
N 2,964 777 755 469 155 54
Vocational Mean 126
s.e. 5.9
N 104
Both Mean 137 138 142 142 153 !
s.e. 1.8 3.9 3.4 4.6 7.1 !
N 1,079 271 218 87 34
Neither Mean 130
s.e. 4.7
N 133
Community type
Urban Mean 144 150 143 146 134 140 !
s.e. 2.8 3.4 4.0 4.4 5.3 6.7 !
N 1,199 310 282 200 70 31
Suburban Mean 152 149 149 147 147
s.e. 1.7 2.7 2.6 2.8 4.3
N 2,028 469 445 270 104
Rural Mean 146 143 145 140 128 !
s.e. 2.4 3.3 2.6 3.8 10.3 !
N 1,053 342 310 144 35
School type
Public Mean 147 146
s.e. 1.3 1.9
N 3,921 1,075
Nonpublic Mean 162 169 !
s.e. 1.8 4.7 !
N 359 46
Region of the country2
Northeast Mean 151 147 153 149 !
s.e. 3.6 7.2 12.2 8.1 !
N 794 177 85 33
South Mean 143 141 143 145 146 144 !
s.e. 1.8 3.2 2.3 3.2 6.0 5.5 !
N 2,220 493 494 229 80 37
Midwest Mean 152 154 151 145
s.e. 2.0 2.2 2.9 5.9
N 781 188 158 79
West Mean 154 147 143 144 131 142 !
s.e. 2.7 3.3 2.8 4.1 6.6 10.4 !
N 485 263 300 273 93 30

! 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)