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Table E-28-2.   Among high school seniors who took or planned to take the SAT or the ACT, percentage who took or planned to take various steps to prepare for these tests, by type of preparation, sex, and race/ethnicity: 2004

Sex and race/ethnicity Took or planned to take a special course at high school   Took or planned to take commercial SAT/ACT preparation course   Took or planned to take private one-to-one tutoring for SAT/ACT   Studied or planned to study from SAT/ACT preparation books   Used or planned to use SAT/ACT preparation video tape   Used or planned to use SAT/ACT preparation computer program
Total 21.4   14.0   10.6   62.2   4.4   36.5
Sex                      
Male 21.7   12.8   9.8   53.1   4.6   32.1
Female 21.1   15.1   11.3   70.2   4.3   40.3
                       
Race/ethnicity                      
White 19.0   11.9   8.8   58.2   3.4   33.8
Black 29.2   19.2   20.0   76.6   8.1   49.1
Hispanic 24.5   15.1   10.9   64.4   7.6   37.0
Asian 25.7   28.2   10.8   76.8   1.6   37.6
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander          
American Indian/Alaska Native   12.0 !   62.5     36.0
Two or more races 24.2   17.8   11.4   61.5   4.1 ! 39.7
                       
Race/ethnicity by sex                      
Male                      
White 19.1   11.4   7.5   49.5   3.8   29.0
Black 31.2   17.7   22.0   69.3   9.0   44.8
Hispanic 24.1   11.2   11.5   52.0   4.7   35.9
Asian 22.5   23.3   9.3   70.4   1.6 ! 29.1
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander          
American Indian/Alaska Native          
Two or more races 27.8   13.6     48.4   4.4 ! 37.7
                       
Female                      
White 18.9   12.2   10.0   66.1   3.0   38.0
Black 27.5   20.5   18.3   83.3   7.2   53.0
Hispanic 24.8   18.1   10.5   74.0   9.8   37.9
Asian 28.8   33.1   12.2   83.2   1.6 ! 46.1
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander          
American Indian/Alaska Native          
Two or more races 21.2   21.3   15.3   72.8   3.8 ! 41.3
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate exceeds 30 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met (too few cases).
NOTE: Estimates were weighted by F1QWT. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002/2004), "Base-Year, 2002" and "First Follow-up, 2004."
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