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Table 54. Percentage of spring 2002 high school sophomores, by high school completion status and selected student characteristics: 2006
 
Characteristic No diploma; not enrolled or working toward equivalency   Enrolled in high school or working toward equivalency   Received GED or other equivalency   Received high school diploma  
Total 4.6   3.2   3.9   87.8  
Sex                
Male 5.4   3.8   4.7   85.7  
Female 3.8   2.6   3.2   90.0  

Race/ethnicity
               
White 2.9   2.2   3.5   91.1  
Black 5.7   6.0   4.6   82.2  
Hispanic 10.0   4.3   4.3   80.9  
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.4   2.6   2.1   92.6  
American Indian/Alaska Native 11.7 ! 4.4 ! 9.3 ! 74.7  
Two or more races 5.0   4.0   5.7   85.1  

Family income
               
$0-20,000 9.1   5.6   6.2   78.0  
$20,001-50,000 6.0   3.9   4.5   85.3  
$50,001-100,000 2.5   2.1   3.0   92.1  
$100,001 or more 0.9 ! 1.3   2.0   95.5  

Parental education
               
High school or less 9.1   5.1   4.6   80.4  
Some college 3.7   3.2   4.6   88.1  
Bachelor's degree 2.3   2.0   2.8   92.7  
Graduate/professional degree 1.9   1.6   2.8   93.4  

Educational expectation in 10th grade
               
High school or less 17.3   8.8   10.1   62.5  
Some college 7.6   5.6   7.2   79.0  
Bachelor's degree 2.6   2.4   3.0   91.8  
Graduate/professional degree 1.7   1.5   1.7   94.8  
Don't know 6.5   4.4   5.8   82.9  

Highest math course taken in school
               
No math 19.6   14.5   12.1   51.6  
Basic math or pre-algebra 17.4   9.0   11.1   61.3  
Algebra I, geometry, or algebra II 5.0   3.7   4.5   86.3  
Trigonometry, statistics, or precalculus 0.5   0.3 ! 0.6   98.6  
Calculus #   #   0.4 ! 99.6  
No transcript collected 8.5   7.3   9.1   73.6  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
NOTE: High school completion status is unknown for less than 0.5 percent of the spring 2002 sophomore cohort, and certificate of attendance recipients are not displayed. Therefore, row percentages may sum to less than 100. GED = General Educational Development certificate. Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), "Second Follow-up, 2006."
                 

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