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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 50-A.Mean NAEP science scores of high school graduates, by completion status of minimum core course curriculum credits and selected school and student demographic characteristics: 2000 (4 Eng. + 3 S.S. + 3 Math + 3 Sci. + 1/2 Comp. + 2 F.L.)

CharacteristicNAEP science scores of graduates who:
Earned minimum core curriculum credits Did not earn minimum core curriculum credits
Mean s.e. N Mean s.e. N
4 Eng. + 3 S.S. + 3 Math + 3 Sci. + 1/2 Comp. + 2 F.L. 159 1.5 1,468 144 1.0 5,924
Student gender
Male 164 1.7 691 145 1.3 2,711
Female 155 1.8 777 144 1.2 3,211
Student race/ethnicity1
White 164 1.5 906 151 1.2 3,420
Black 134 2.8 221 120 1.8 1,032
Hispanic 148 3.1 207 126 2.1 1,005
Asian/Pacific Islander 171 3.8 106 153 2.8 292
American Indian
Other
Student program
Academic 160 1.5 1,199 149 1.0 4,013
Vocational 0 127 3.5 174
Both 155 3.1 269 136 2.0 1,438
Neither 0 126 2.8 299
Community type
Urban 155 3.1 432 141 2.6 1,673
Suburban 162 2.6 651 147 1.1 2,713
Rural 159 1.8 385 141 2.4 1,538
School type
Public 158 1.6 1,361 143 1.1 5,575
Nonpublic 167 3.2 107 162 2.4 349
Region of the country2
Northeast 161 3.1 175 149 3.4 923
South 155 2.4 865 138 1.4 2,712
Midwest 162 2.3 210 150 1.4 1,040
West 167 3.9 218 143 3.0 1,249

† Not applicable. Because of the definitions of the student program types, it is not possible for Vocational or Neither students to take the course combinations shown in all but the last set of indicated minimum credits. Students who took 4 years of English, 3 years of Social Studies, 3 years of Science, and 3 years of Mathematics are, by definition, classified as Academic or Both.

‡ Reporting standards not met. Means and standard errors based on less than 30 observations are not reported. If necessary, so as not to disclose the number of observations in these cells, other cells were 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]).

NOTE: Subject field abbreviations used in this table include Eng. = English, S.S. = Social Studies, Math = Mathematics, Sci. = Science, Comp. = Computer Science, and F.L. = Foreign Languages.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Transcript Study (HSTS), 2000.


Last updated 16 April 2007 (HM)

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