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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 48-P.Mean NAEP science scores of high school graduates, by course credits earned in subject fields and selected school and student demographic characteristics: 2000 (All Courses Other Than Above)

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
All Courses Other Than Above Mean 148 147 141 144 147 ! 139 !
s.e. 0.9 5.1 3.3 4.8 8.5 ! 5.1 !
N 6,788 223 163 94 38 54
Student gender
Male Mean 149 153 141 146 !
s.e. 1.2 6.0 5.7 6.7 !
N 3,118 117 68 43
Female Mean 146 139 140 141 !
s.e. 1.0 4.9 3.9 5.2 !
N 3,668 106 95 51
Student race/ethnicity1
White Mean 154 155 147 153 !
s.e. 1.1 5.3 4.1 5.8 !
N 4,029 114 83 42
Black Mean 122 127 !
s.e. 1.6 4.9 !
N 1,144 42
Hispanic Mean 131 120 ! 121 !
s.e. 2.1 4.0 ! 7.1 !
N 1,066 49 47
Asian/Pacific Islander Mean 159
s.e. 2.9
N 357
American Indian Mean
s.e.
N
Other Mean
s.e.
N
Student program
Academic Mean 152 150 145 150 !
s.e. 0.9 3.9 3.5 6.3 !
N 4,839 155 111 60
Vocational Mean 128
s.e. 3.6
N 151
Both Mean 138 150 !
s.e. 1.7 11.4 !
N 1,599 52
Neither Mean 126 136 !
s.e. 3.4 5.7 !
N 199 46
Community type
Urban Mean 145 145 135 ! 147 !
s.e. 2.4 7.2 9.2 ! 9.0 !
N 1,926 66 39 46
Suburban Mean 151 148 142 144 !
s.e. 1.2 9.4 5.6 7.8 !
N 3,111 98 69 33
Rural Mean 145 144 ! 141 !
s.e. 2.1 5.4 ! 5.5 !
N 1,751 59 55
School type
Public Mean 146
s.e. 1.0
N 6,354
Nonpublic Mean 163
s.e. 1.8
N 434
Region of the country2
Northeast Mean 151
s.e. 2.8
N 1,033
South Mean 143 146 143
s.e. 1.5 5.4 7.6
N 3,353 115 64
Midwest Mean 152 149 !
s.e. 1.4 4.6 !
N 1,121 50
West Mean 148 147 138 !
s.e. 2.8 12.7 3.8 !
N 1,281 76 57

! 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)