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Table 16. Percentage distribution of parents' beliefs in their ninth-grader's ability to complete a bachelor's degree in academic year 2009-10, by parental frequency of and confidence in help with homework: 2009

Frequency or confidence Definitely   Probably   Probably Not   Definitely Not
         
Total 75.0 21.0 3.2 0.8
                 
Frequency of help with homework by parent/guardian
Never 74.9 20.7 3.4 1.0
Less than once a week 81.9 15.6 2.2 0.4 !
1 or 2 days a week a week 72.8 23.4 3.2 0.6 !
3 or 4 days a week 67.5 26.6 4.4 1.5
5 or more days a week a week 69.1 23.7 4.6 ! 2.7 !
 
Parent's confidence in ability to help 9th grader with math homework
Not at all confident 71.9 22.8 4.3 1.0 !
Somewhat confident 73.6 22.8 3.0 0.7
Very confident 79.9 16.9 2.4 0.8 !
 
Parent's confidence in ability to help 9th grader with science homework
Not at all confident 63.7 29.8 4.6 1.9 !
Somewhat confident 72.7 23.1 3.6 0.6
Very confident 82.6 14.8 2.0 0.6 !
 
Parent's confidence in ability to help 9th grader with English or language arts homework
Not at all confident 56.8 36.2 4.1 2.8 !
Somewhat confident 70.5 24.5 4.5 0.5
Very confident 82.5 15.0 2.0 0.5
! Interpret data with caution. Estimate is unstable because the coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error represents 30 percent or more of the estimate).
NOTE: All estimates are weighted by W1PARENT. Details may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), Base-Year.


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