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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

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

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
Religion Mean 146 153 ! 149 ! 161 158 ! 161
s.e. 1.1 4.7 ! 6.3 ! 3.2 6.0 ! 2.3
N 6,871 60 60 83 30 278
Student gender
Male Mean 148 158
s.e. 1.3 3.0
N 3,206 84
Female Mean 144 162
s.e. 1.1 2.7
N 3,664 193
Student race/ethnicity1
White Mean 153 158 ! 152 ! 162 161
s.e. 1.2 5.5 ! 7.0 ! 3.6 2.2
N 3,890 48 46 68 238
Black Mean 122
s.e. 1.6
N 1,230
Hispanic Mean 129
s.e. 2.0
N 1,172
Asian/Pacific Islander Mean 158
s.e. 3.0
N 382
American Indian Mean
s.e.
N
Other Mean
s.e.
N
Student program
Academic Mean 151 155 ! 156 ! 162 162
s.e. 1.0 4.4 ! 6.5 ! 2.9 2.3
N 4,747 55 44 77 255
Vocational Mean 127
s.e. 3.6
N 171
Both Mean 139
s.e. 1.8
N 1,672
Neither Mean 125
s.e. 2.8
N 281
Community type
Urban Mean 142
s.e. 2.5
N 1,961
Suburban Mean 149 145 ! 156 ! 160
s.e. 1.3 6.8 ! 7.3 ! 1.9
N 3,048 31 44 186
Rural Mean 144
s.e. 2.1
N 1,862
School type
Public Mean 146
s.e. 1.1
N 6,794
Nonpublic Mean 170
s.e. 3.5
N 77
Region of the country2
Northeast Mean 149 153 ! 163
s.e. 3.3 23.2 ! 3.5
N 923 32 95
South Mean 142 146 !
s.e. 1.5 3.8 !
N 3,426 34
Midwest Mean 150 165 ! 159
s.e. 1.5 4.2 ! 3.7
N 1,102 31 84
West Mean 146
s.e. 3.2
N 1,420

! 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)