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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  
Male 46.9   36.4  
Female 49.3   34.3  
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        
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  
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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