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Table SH1. Standard errors for the percentage of public high schools that are regular, career/technical, and other special focus, and various characteristics of each school type: 2008
School characteristic Total, all high schools   Regular high school   Career/ technical high school   Other special focus high school  
Percentage of all public high schools   1.58   0.51   1.62  
                 
Among each type of high school:                
                 
Enrollment size per grade 5.20   5.35   28.52   5.34  
                 
Percentage of students with various characteristics                
Non-Hispanic White 1.01   1.04   4.15   2.70  
Have an IEP 0.86   0.27   2.09   2.71  
Limited English proficient 0.49   0.40   0.21   1.41  
                 
Percentage using various instructional strategies                
Block scheduling 1.68   1.54   6.53   4.50  
Student groups remain two or more years with the same teacher 1.21   0.91   6.92   3.78  
Dual or concurrent enrollment offering high school and college credits 1.47   1.13   5.57   4.12  
                 
Percentage using various special admissions requirements                
Any special admissions requirements 1.39   1.04   6.47   4.18  
Admission test 0.50   0.40   3.91   1.40  
Standardized achievement test 0.63   0.60   3.21   1.65  
Academic record 1.02   0.97   7.00   3.29  
Special student needs 1.22   0.76   4.36   4.03  
Special aptitudes/skills/talents 0.69   0.47   5.23   2.05  
Personal interview 1.18   0.62   6.20   3.98  
Recommendations 1.10   0.50   6.67   3.87  
                 
Percentage offering various occupational preparation opportunities                
Career/technical education courses 1.19   0.87   0.00   4.05  
Work-based learning or internships outside of school 1.61   1.37   5.08   4.45  
Specialized career academy 1.18   1.27   6.15   2.46  
† Not applicable.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Questionnaire," 2007–08.

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