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Table SH82. Standard errors for the percentage of public high school graduates who were occupational concentrators, by highest mathematics course completed in grade 9, completion of 4-year college preparatory coursework, and number of occupational credits earned: 2005
Number of occupational credits earned All graduates Grade 9 mathematics   Completed 4-year college preparatory coursework
Below algebra or no mathematics Algebra Geometry or higher No Yes
Number of graduates 43,070 19,300 29,200 21,700   29,300 37,100
Percent who were 2-credit occupational concentrators
All graduates 0.71 1.13 0.80 1.30   0.93 0.88
Graduates who earned any occupational credits 0.77 1.14 0.84 1.39   0.97 0.96
Graduates who earned 2.0 or more occupational credits 0.82 1.20 0.94 1.59   0.90 1.22
Percent who were 3-credit occupational concentrators
All graduates 0.60 1.09 0.64 0.92   0.80 0.66
Graduates who earned any occupational credits 0.67 1.15 0.70 1.04   0.86 0.77
Graduates who earned 3.0 or more occupational credits 0.96 1.45 1.00 1.72   1.13 1.33
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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