|Figure 31-2: Average National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 12th-grade mathematics scale scores of high school graduates, by highest mathematics course taken and race/ethnicity: 2009|
‡ Reporting standards not met (too few cases).
1 Includes basic math, general math, applied math, pre-algebra, and algebra I.
NOTE: The scale of the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) mathematics assessment for grade 12 ranges from 0 to 300. For a transcript to be included in the analyses, it had to meet three requirements: (1) the graduate received either a standard or honors diploma, (2) the graduate's transcript contained 16 or more Carnegie credits, and (3) the graduate's transcript contained more than 0 Carnegie credits in English courses. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Reporting standards were not met for American Indian/Alaska Native estimates, therefore, data for this racial group are not shown in the figure. For more information on race/ethnicity, see Appendix C – Commonly Used Measures. For more information on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) or the High School Transcript Study (HSTS), see Appendix B – Guide to Sources.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2009 Mathematics Assessment; and High School Transcript Study (HSTS), 2009.