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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 50-C.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. + 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. + 2 F.L. 159 1.0 3,903 135 1.4 3,489
Student gender
Male 162 1.4 1,629 137 1.7 1,773
Female 156 1.1 2,272 132 1.5 1,716
Student race/ethnicity1
White 164 1.2 2,397 141 1.6 1,929
Black 132 1.9 631 112 2.4 622
Hispanic 144 2.2 543 119 2.3 669
Asian/Pacific Islander 168 2.8 244 139 5.4 154
American Indian
Other
Student program
Academic 160 1.1 3,180 139 1.5 2,032
Vocational 0 127 3.5 174
Both 151 2.0 723 130 2.1 984
Neither 0 126 2.8 299
Community type
Urban 155 2.4 1,160 130 2.7 945
Suburban 160 1.6 1,876 137 1.6 1,488
Rural 158 1.4 867 134 2.7 1,056
School type
Public 158 1.1 3,587 134 1.4 3,349
Nonpublic 166 1.9 316 157 3.2 140
Region of the country2
Northeast 161 2.9 576 137 3.8 522
South 153 1.5 2,208 126 2.0 1,369
Midwest 162 1.4 558 143 2.4 692
West 166 2.8 561 134 3.5 906

† 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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