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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 50-E.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. + 2 Math + 2 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. + 2 Math + 2 Sci. 149 1.0 6,107 139 2.4 1,285
Student gender
Male 151 1.4 2,717 141 2.9 685
Female 148 1.0 3,388 137 2.5 600
Student race/ethnicity1
White 156 1.1 3,576 144 2.7 750
Black 123 1.6 1,074 120 4.6 179
Hispanic 132 2.0 976 122 3.3 236
Asian/Pacific Islander 163 3.2 314 139 9.5 84
American Indian
Other
Student program
Academic 152 1.0 4,584 148 2.6 628
Vocational 128 3.9 149
Both 139 1.8 1,464 135 4.3 243
Neither 126 2.9 265
Community type
Urban 146 2.6 1,737 135 3.6 368
Suburban 152 1.5 2,812 144 2.4 552
Rural 147 1.8 1,558 135 5.0 365
School type
Public 148 1.1 5,727 137 2.8 1,209
Nonpublic 164 1.9 380 161 3.5 76
Region of the country2
Northeast 152 2.8 836 145 5.5 262
South 144 1.4 3,256 132 4.5 321
Midwest 154 1.3 913 144 3.5 337
West 151 3.0 1,102 134 6.4 365

‡ 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 23 May 2007 (MH)

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