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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 50-D.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.)

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. 155 1.1 4,752 135 1.7 2,640
Student gender
Male 157 1.4 2,085 137 2.0 1,317
Female 153 1.1 2,665 133 1.8 1,323
Student race/ethnicity1
White 161 1.2 2,824 140 2.1 1,502
Black 127 1.7 879 114 3.1 374
Hispanic 139 2.3 652 120 2.5 560
Asian/Pacific Islander 167 3.0 265 139 5.8 133
American Indian
Other
Student program
Academic 157 1.1 3,689 139 1.8 1,523
Vocational 0 127 3.5 174
Both 144 2.0 1,063 130 2.5 644
Neither 0 126 2.8 299
Community type
Urban 150 2.6 1,417 133 2.9 688
Suburban 158 1.6 2,145 138 1.8 1,219
Rural 153 1.7 1,190 132 3.4 733
School type
Public 154 1.1 4,427 133 1.8 2,509
Nonpublic 166 1.9 325 157 3.4 131
Region of the country2
Northeast 158 2.9 651 138 4.4 447
South 148 1.5 2,743 126 2.8 834
Midwest 160 1.8 689 142 3.1 561
West 162 3.4 669 133 4.0 798

† 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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