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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 50-B.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.)

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. 156 1.5 1,778 145 1.1 5,614
Student gender
Male 160 1.8 870 145 1.4 2,532
Female 152 1.8 908 144 1.2 3,080
Student race/ethnicity1
White 162 1.5 1,073 151 1.3 3,253
Black 128 2.4 303 121 1.8 950
Hispanic 145 3.0 244 126 2.1 968
Asian/Pacific Islander 169 4.3 118 153 2.7 280
American Indian
Other
Student program
Academic 157 1.5 1,403 150 1.1 3,809
Vocational 0 127 3.5 174
Both 149 2.9 375 136 2.1 1,332
Neither 0 126 2.8 299
Community type
Urban 150 3.4 539 142 2.7 1,566
Suburban 160 2.6 721 147 1.2 2,643
Rural 155 1.8 518 141 2.6 1,405
School type
Public 155 1.7 1,667 143 1.1 5,269
Nonpublic 167 3.1 111 162 2.4 345
Region of the country2
Northeast 159 3.5 190 149 3.4 908
South 152 2.4 1,053 139 1.5 2,524
Midwest 159 2.2 263 150 1.5 987
West 162 4.1 272 143 3.1 1,195

† 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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