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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 48-L.Mean NAEP science scores of high school graduates, by course credits earned in subject fields and selected school and student demographic characteristics: 2000 (Personal Health & Physical 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
Personal Health & Physical Education Mean 157 146 150 147 148 143 147 138
s.e. 4.1 2.3 1.5 1.5 2.0 2.1 2.6 3.2
N 147 399 1,144 2,452 1,830 856 373 191
Student gender
Male Mean 160 151 151 150 151 144 145 137
s.e. 4.4 4.3 2.7 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.9 3.7
N 67 150 411 997 888 500 251 138
Female Mean 154 142 149 145 145 142 150 140 !
s.e. 4.4 2.8 1.7 1.6 2.3 2.8 4.3 5.5 !
N 80 249 731 1,455 942 356 122 53
Student race/ethnicity1
White Mean 161 153 157 153 154 150 152 143
s.e. 4.0 3.1 1.7 1.6 2.2 1.9 3.1 3.8
N 88 214 735 1,459 1,075 446 207 102
Black Mean 118 ! 128 122 123 115 130
s.e. 4.6 ! 3.2 2.1 2.9 3.8 5.2
N 60 228 456 239 149 70
Hispanic Mean 145 ! 138 128 132 129 126 131 124 !
s.e. 17.1 ! 4.9 3.8 2.9 3.6 3.5 6.6 6.0 !
N 30 70 106 360 346 186 74 40
Asian/Pacific Islander Mean 158 ! 164 155 157
s.e. 8.6 ! 4.3 4.7 3.8
N 44 113 139 62
American Indian Mean
s.e.
N
Other Mean
s.e.
N
Student program
Academic Mean 160 154 155 152 152 148 150 140
s.e. 5.0 2.2 1.7 1.6 2.1 2.0 2.6 3.6
N 96 258 799 1,678 1,322 628 283 148
Vocational Mean 120 ! 129 !
s.e. 5.9 ! 3.6 !
N 61 47
Both Mean 131 140 139 140 132 138
s.e. 4.6 3.1 2.1 3.7 4.0 4.4
N 120 290 631 372 152 74
Neither Mean 125 121
s.e. 5.8 3.8
N 82 89
Community type
Urban Mean 143 ! 140 149 143 144 146 147 146 !
s.e. 19.9 ! 5.2 4.0 3.1 4.4 4.0 4.8 11.2 !
N 39 140 295 798 515 204 81 33
Suburban Mean 167 152 151 150 151 146 148 140
s.e. 3.7 3.2 2.3 2.1 2.6 3.2 3.4 3.1
N 68 156 592 988 879 436 170 75
Rural Mean 146 ! 141 148 145 146 137 145 131
s.e. 3.9 ! 4.8 3.0 3.2 3.4 3.3 4.3 4.2
N 40 103 257 666 436 216 122 83
School type
Public Mean 146 147 147
s.e. 2.0 1.5 2.1
N 925 2,369 1,740
Nonpublic Mean 163 159 164
s.e. 2.0 3.3 3.1
N 219 83 90
Region of the country2
Northeast Mean 141 155 148 155 139 146 !
s.e. 7.1 4.4 4.5 5.1 7.3 5.1 !
N 81 84 377 370 123 30
South Mean 153 144 147 143 139 139 144 140
s.e. 4.7 3.1 2.7 2.4 2.1 2.5 3.0 4.7
N 87 259 654 1,251 671 337 205 113
Midwest Mean 154 151 153 147 150 !
s.e. 1.9 2.5 3.4 3.5 5.4 !
N 337 467 208 130 43
West Mean 140 151 146 146 149 137
s.e. 9.7 3.8 3.4 3.8 5.2 4.5
N 69 357 581 266 95 64

! 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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