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Table E-10-1.  Percentage of 9th-graders whose school counselors reported selected factors as the primary goal of the school counseling program, by sex and race/ethnicity: 2009

Sex and race/ethnicity Helping students plan and
prepare for postsecondary education
  Helping students improve their
achievement in high school
 
Total 48.1   35.4  
Sex        
Male 46.9   36.4  
Female 49.3   34.3  
         
Race/ethnicity        
White 51.3   30.0  
Black 43.7   43.0  
Hispanic 41.2   45.0  
Asian 60.2   29.7  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander    
American Indian/Alaska Native 29.1 ! 23.3 !
Two or more races 50.2   34.0  
         
Race/ethnicity by sex        
Male        
White 51.2   29.9  
Black 40.5   45.1  
Hispanic 38.4   48.1  
Asian 56.4   32.1  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander    
American Indian/Alaska Native 33.9 ! 24.2 !
Two or more races 49.7   35.0  
         
Female        
White 51.3   30.1  
Black 46.5   41.1  
Hispanic 44.0   41.9  
Asian 64.1   27.2  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander    
American Indian/Alaska Native    
Two or more races 50.7   33.0  
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
‡ Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
NOTE: Data weighted by W1STUDENT. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Longitudinal Study of 2009, Base-Year Public-Use Data File.
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