Table SH74. Standard errors for the average number of credits earned during high school by public high school graduates, by highest mathematics course completed in grade 9, completion of 4-year college preparatory coursework, and curricular area: 2005
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Table SH74. Standard errors for the average number of credits earned during high school by public high school graduates, by highest mathematics course completed in grade 9, completion of 4-year college preparatory coursework, and curricular area: 2005
Curricular area All graduates Grade 9 mathematics   Completed 4-year college preparatory coursework  
Below algebra or no mathematics Algebra Geometry or higher No Yes
All curricular areas 0.100 0.164 0.109 0.133   0.121 0.101
Academic, total 0.072 0.103 0.073 0.112   0.077 0.076
Core academics, total 0.049 0.079 0.062 0.078   0.063 0.057
English 0.022 0.036 0.029 0.028   0.036 0.016
Mathematics 0.016 0.028 0.018 0.031   0.020 0.022
Science 0.025 0.031 0.023 0.034   0.023 0.027
Fine arts 0.035 0.033 0.040 0.066   0.033 0.055
Foreign languages 0.024 0.036 0.023 0.039   0.030 0.020
Enrichment/other 0.040 0.069 0.044 0.052   0.042 0.050
Career/technical education (CTE), total 0.059 0.104 0.064 0.087   0.084 0.055
Non-occupational CTE, total 0.030 0.056 0.034 0.032   0.043 0.030
Family and consumer sciences education 0.013 0.017 0.014 0.016   0.016 0.013
General labor market preparation, total 0.026 0.053 0.029 0.028   0.039 0.023
Occupational education, total 0.044 0.084 0.046 0.073   0.062 0.044
Agriculture and natural resources 0.013 0.027 0.016 0.015   0.021 0.012
Business 0.016 0.023 0.017 0.024   0.021 0.016
Business finance 0.006 0.009 0.006 0.012   0.009 0.006
Business management 0.008 0.013 0.011 0.009   0.011 0.008
Business support 0.012 0.017 0.012 0.018   0.014 0.014
Communications and design 0.012 0.013 0.016 0.018   0.015 0.014
Computer and information sciences 0.011 0.015 0.013 0.019   0.012 0.015
Construction and architecture 0.007 0.016 0.008 0.008   0.012 0.004
Architecture 0.002 0.003 0.003 0.003   0.003 0.003
Construction 0.007 0.017 0.007 0.008   0.012 0.003
Consumer and culinary services 0.010 0.020 0.011 0.016   0.014 0.010
Consumer services 0.007 0.015 0.008 0.010   0.009 0.007
Culinary arts 0.007 0.014 0.007 0.011   0.009 0.007
Engineering technologies 0.008 0.012 0.008 0.015   0.011 0.009
Health sciences 0.010 0.019 0.011 0.013   0.014 0.011
Manufacturing, repair, and transportation 0.016 0.035 0.020 0.019   0.025 0.014
Manufacturing 0.011 0.020 0.014 0.014   0.016 0.012
Repair and transportation 0.011 0.026 0.013 0.010   0.018 0.007
Repair 0.010 0.026 0.013 0.009   0.017 0.006
Transportation 0.002 0.004 0.002 0.004   0.002 0.003
Occupational education, total—continued
Marketing 0.009 0.010 0.011 0.012   0.010 0.010
Public services 0.009 0.011 0.009 0.013   0.011 0.013
Education and library science 0.006 0.008 0.005 0.007   0.009 0.004
Education 0.005 0.006 0.005 0.007   0.009 0.004
Library science 0.002 0.005 0.002 0.002   0.003 0.002
Protective/legal services and public administration
Protective services 0.007 0.007 0.007 0.010   0.006 0.012
Public administration and legal services 0.001 0.003 0.001 0.001   0.002 0.001
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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