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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 51.Mean NAEP science scores of high school graduates, by grade point average and selected school and student demographic characteristics: 2000

CharacteristicStatisticGrade point average categories
A B C D F Other Missing
Total Mean 174 145 126
s.e. 1.1 0.9 1.3
N 1,409 4,252 1,718
Student gender
Male Mean 179 150 129
s.e. 1.8 1.4 1.5
N 486 1,945 962
Female Mean 171 141 121
s.e. 1.3 1.0 1.5
N 923 2,305 756
Student race/ethnicity1
White Mean 175 151 133
s.e. 1.3 1.1 1.7
N 1,043 2,474 801
Black Mean 125 113
s.e. 1.9 2.1
N 690 479
Hispanic Mean 133 114
s.e. 1.8 2.5
N 763 334
Asian/Pacific Islander Mean 181 147 126 !
s.e. 2.6 3.1 5.2 !
N 143 207 48
American Indian Mean
s.e.
N
Other Mean
s.e.
N
Student program
Academic Mean 175 149 130
s.e. 1.2 0.9 1.3
N 1,170 2,973 1,063
Vocational Mean 130 123
s.e. 4.4 3.9
N 75 94
Both Mean 168 139 120
s.e. 2.1 1.9 2.3
N 226 1,054 424
Neither Mean 132 115
s.e. 3.6 3.3
N 150 137
Community type
Urban Mean 176 143 121
s.e. 2.3 2.4 2.2
N 356 1,223 524
Suburban Mean 177 149 129
s.e. 1.7 1.0 1.6
N 609 1,948 798
Rural Mean 168 141 123
s.e. 1.7 1.9 2.9
N 444 1,081 396
School type
Public Mean 173 144 125
s.e. 1.3 1.0 1.2
N 1,261 3,998 1,667
Nonpublic Mean 180 159 139 !
s.e. 2.6 2.1 4.6 !
N 148 254 51
Region of the country2
Northeast Mean 179 152 130
s.e. 4.5 2.4 2.9
N 177 561 353
South Mean 173 141 120
s.e. 2.1 1.3 2.0
N 656 2,129 787
Midwest Mean 174 149 131
s.e. 1.9 1.3 3.0
N 291 673 285
West Mean 171 145 124
s.e. 2.3 2.7 3.1
N 285 889 293

! Interpret data with caution. Users are cautioned against performing t-tests on cells with NAEP proficiency estimates that have been calculated with less than 62 observations (N). NAEP considers a cell size of 62 the minimum required for performing meaningful comparisons.

‡ 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]).

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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