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Table H81. Percentage of public high school graduates who were occupational concentrators, by disability status, limited English proficiency (LEP) status, and number of occupational credits earned: 2005
Number of occupational credits All graduates   Disability status in grade 12   LEP status in grade 12
Has disability No reported disability LEP No reported LEP
               
Number of graduates 2,417,400   208,000 2,209,400   81,200 2,336,200
               
Percent who were 2-credit occupational concentrators1
               
All graduates 38.8   43.8 38.4   26.4 39.3
Graduates who earned any              
occupational credits 44.7   50.2 44.2   31.6 45.2
Graduates who earned 2.0 or more              
occupational credits 68.6   72.7 68.2   60.5 68.8
               
Percent who were 3-credit occupational concentrators2
               
All graduates 21.3   26.1 20.8   11.3 21.6
Graduates who earned any              
occupational credits 24.5   29.9 24.0   13.6 24.8
Graduates who earned 3.0 or more              
occupational credits 54.1   58.4 53.6   45.0 54.2
12-credit occupational concentrators are defined as graduates who earned 2.0 or more credits in any one of the following 11 occupational areas: agriculture and natural resources; business; communications and design; computer and information sciences; construction and architecture; consumer and culinary services; engineering technologies; health sciences; manufacturing, repair, and transportation; marketing; and public services.
23-credit occupational concentrators are defined as graduates who earned 3.0 or more credits in any one of the 11 occupational areas listed in footnote 1.
NOTE: This table shows, for example, that among all public high school graduates from the class of 2005 who in grade 12 had a disability, 43.8 percent were 2-credit occupational concentrators. Also, 50.2 percent of graduates with disabilities who earned any occupational credits were 2-credit occupational concentrators.
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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