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Table H35. Average number of credits public high school graduates earned in each curricular area at each grade level, percentage distribution of credits earned across curricular areas, and percentage distribution of credits earned across grade levels: 2005
Curricular area Total, all grades Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
  Average number of credits per grade
All curricular areas 6.69 6.81 6.81 6.78 6.36
           
Academic, total 4.88 5.00 5.18 5.11 4.22
Career/technical education (CTE), total 1.00 0.76 0.76 1.04 1.46
Non-occupational CTE, total 0.35 0.42 0.27 0.27 0.42
Family and consumer sciences education 0.10 0.09 0.09 0.09 0.13
General labor market preparation 0.24 0.32 0.18 0.18 0.29
Occupational education 0.66 0.34 0.50 0.77 1.03
Enrichment/other, total 0.81 1.05 0.87 0.63 0.68
           
  Percentage distribution of credits across curricular areas
All curricular areas 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
      
Academic, total 73.0 73.4 76.1 75.7 66.7
CTE, total 14.9 11.0 11.1 15.1 22.5
Non-occupational CTE, total 5.1 6.0 3.9 4.0 6.5
Family and consumer sciences education 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.4 2.1
General labor market preparation 3.6 4.7 2.7 2.6 4.4
Occupational education 9.8 5.0 7.2 11.2 16.0
Enrichment/other, total 12.1 15.6 12.8 9.2 10.8
           
  Percentage distribution of credits across grade levels
All curricular areas 100.0 25.0 25.0 24.9 25.1
           
Academic, total 100.0 25.0 25.0 24.9 25.1
CTE, total 100.0 24.8 22.7 24.7 27.8
Non-occupational CTE, total 100.0 33.6 21.5 19.7 25.3
Family and consumer sciences education 100.0 24.7 20.8 22.8 31.7
General labor market preparation 100.0 38.9 21.5 17.5 22.1
Occupational education 100.0 18.4 22.5 27.3 31.8
Enrichment/other, total 100.0 30.5 27.4 21.1 21.1
NOTE: This table shows, for example, that in grade 9, public high school graduates from the class of 2005 earned an average of 0.76 CTE credits. Also, 11.0 percent of the credits earned in grade 9 were CTE credits, and 24.8 percent of CTE credits earned by graduates were earned in grade 9. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U .S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Transcript Study (HSTS), 2005.


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