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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 48-O.Mean NAEP science scores of high school graduates, by course credits earned in subject fields and selected school and student demographic characteristics: 2000 (Special 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
Special Education Mean 149 147 136 143 125 ! 84
s.e. 0.9 5.7 4.2 10.4 8.0 ! 8.3
N 6,442 288 331 147 51 86
Student gender
Male Mean 151 148 135 148 88 !
s.e. 1.2 5.4 4.4 11.7 8.7 !
N 2,929 142 150 71 56
Female Mean 148 145 137 137 78 !
s.e. 1.0 6.6 6.3 9.5 12.7 !
N 3,511 146 181 76 30
Student race/ethnicity1
White Mean 155 152 141 155 ! 88 !
s.e. 1.0 6.8 4.6 8.2 ! 11.3 !
N 3,815 174 176 60 46
Black Mean 123 123 ! 127
s.e. 1.6 6.3 ! 5.7
N 1,110 30 62
Hispanic Mean 134 131 ! 107 113 !
s.e. 1.9 5.1 ! 5.2 8.7 !
N 1,008 59 66 34
Asian/Pacific Islander Mean 159
s.e. 2.9
N 349
American Indian Mean
s.e.
N
Other Mean
s.e.
N
Student program
Academic Mean 153 151 144 148 136 ! 76 !
s.e. 0.9 5.6 4.8 11.5 7.3 ! 7.1 !
N 4,604 206 199 93 33 47
Vocational Mean 131
s.e. 3.4
N 128
Both Mean 141 142 ! 126 131 !
s.e. 1.6 9.9 ! 4.5 8.4 !
N 1,492 54 85 32
Neither Mean 130
s.e. 3.0
N 218
Community type
Urban Mean 146 143 143
s.e. 2.4 12.8 6.1
N 1,881 78 88
Suburban Mean 152 151 138 149
s.e. 1.1 9.7 6.9 10.2
N 2,908 134 142 101
Rural Mean 147 142 126 83 !
s.e. 1.8 3.6 3.8 14.0 !
N 1,653 76 101 38
School type
Public Mean 148
s.e. 0.9
N 5,986
Nonpublic Mean 163
s.e. 1.9
N 456
Region of the country2
Northeast Mean 153 135 109 !
s.e. 2.7 12.9 10.2 !
N 928 68 33
South Mean 144 136 138 131 !
s.e. 1.4 4.6 6.6 7.1 !
N 3,259 82 134 40
Midwest Mean 153 129 ! 165 !
s.e. 1.1 6.1 ! 6.5 !
N 1,134 36 38
West Mean 151 153 137 130 !
s.e. 2.2 9.5 7.1 9.6 !
N 1,121 138 93 36

! 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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