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Table 39. Percentage distribution of academic year 2009-10 ninth-graders, by enrolled mathematics course and selected student and family characteristics: 2009

Characteristic No mathe-matics   Basic mathe-matics1   Pre-algebra   Algebra I   Geometry   Algebra II   Other2   Two or more
Total 10.3 0.4 4.3 48.7 20.5 5.0 6.9 4.0  
                               
Student's sex                                
Male 11.0 0.4 4.4 48.6 19.4 5.4 7.0 3.8
Female 9.5 0.4 4.2 48.8 21.6 4.6 6.8 4.2
                               
Student's race/ethnicity3                                
White, non-Hispanic 8.4 0.5 3.8 48.3 22.7 5.7 7.2 3.3
Black, non-Hispanic 14.0 0.3 ! 5.5 50.8 11.3 3.4 9.0 5.6
Hispanic 13.3 0.3 ! 4.7 50.9 18.6 3.6 5.1 3.7
Asian, non-Hispanic 7.3 #   3.6 ! 25.8 40.1 11.5 5.9 5.9
All other races, non-Hispanic 9.3 0.2 ! 4.8 50.8 18.5 4.2 6.3 5.8
                               
Parent's or guardian's race/ethnicity3                                
White, non-Hispanic 7.7 0.5 3.6 47.6 24.3 5.9 7.0 3.5
Black, non-Hispanic 12.7 4.2 51.2 13.2 3.6 9.9 4.8
Hispanic 13.9 0.2 ! 4.1 ! 49.1 20.7 3.6 5.0 3.4
Asian, non-Hispanic 5.0 #   0.8 ! 23.9 45.8 13.9 5.0 ! 5.7
All other races, non-Hispanic 12.1 0.6 ! 4.0 54.1 14.5 4.0 6.7 3.9 !
                                 
Parent's marital status4                                
Married 9.0 0.3 3.5 46.1 25.2 6.1 6.2 3.6
Not married 11.4 0.5 4.4 52.0 15.1 3.6 8.9 4.1
                               
Family income in 2008                                
$0-$35,000 14.6 0.6 4.6 51.7 12.9 3.1 8.3 4.3
$35,001 - $75,000 8.4 0.4 ! 5.1 50.0 21.4 4.8 6.6 3.3
$75,001 - $115,000 8.0 0.3 ! 2.2 45.1 27.0 6.4 7.2 3.7
$115,001 or more 5.2 1.3 39.5 35.8 9.4 5.2 3.6
                               
Parent's or guardian's education5                                
High school, GED, or less 13.0 0.5 4.9 50.2 16.1 3.5 8.1 3.6
Associate's degree 8.5 0.6 ! 4.5 55.8 16.9 3.9 6.9 3.0
Bachelor's degree 7.1 2.5 44.5 29.4 6.8 5.4 4.2
Graduate/professional degree 5.1 1.3 37.0 35.5 10.6 6.2 4.4
                               
Home language6                                
English 8.9 0.5 3.6 48.6 21.7 5.4 7.5 3.9
Non-English 12.3 0.1 ! 3.9 ! 44.8 25.1 5.3 4.8 3.6
# Rounds to zero.
! 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).
‡ Reporting standards are not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error represents 50 percent or more of the estimate).
1 Basic mathematics contains review or remedial mathematics including basic, business, consumer, functional, or general mathematics..
2 Other mathematics contains extremely low-incidence subjects including trigonometry, integrated mathematics, statistics or probability, and advanced mathematics courses such as precalculus and calculus.
3 Black, non-Hispanic includes African American. Hispanic includes Latino. All other races, non-Hispanic includes American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Other Pacific Islander, and Two or more races. Parent's race/ethnicity is the race/ethnicity of the interviewed parent or guardian.
4 The marital status of the interviewed parent/guardian only. Not married includes divorced, separated, never married, or widowed.
5 Parent's or guardian's education is the highest level of education attained by either the studentís mother, father, or guardian; if data are available for only one parent or guardian, the educational attainment of that parent or guardian.
6 Home language asks whether there is a language other than English regularly spoken in the student's home. Responses of "yes" are coded as non-English.
NOTE: Totals, student's sex and student race/ethnicity are weighted by W1STUDENT and other variables are weighted by W1PARENT. Totals may not fall within the range of categorical values due to missing data. 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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