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Table 41. Percentage distribution of academic year 2009-10 ninth-graders, by enrolled mathematics course and students' educational expectations and plans after high school: 2009

Student's expection and plans 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 expectation3                                
High school or less 16.1 0.9 7.3 52.5 7.5 2.6 9.4 3.8
Some college 13.9 5.8 53.9 12.4 3.1 6.1 4.4
Bachelor's degree 8.3 0.3 ! 3.7 49.3 24.6 5.0 5.5 3.4
Graduate/professional degree 7.9 0.2 2.4 44.6 27.5 6.8 5.7 4.7
Don't know 11.2 0.4 ! 5.7 51.1 16.1 3.9 8.6 3.1
                               
Student's plans for the first year after high school                                
Enroll in an associate degree program                                
Yes 10.3 0.6 ! 4.7 51.8 17.7 4.0 6.6 4.5
No 10.4 0.4 4.2 48.0 21.1 5.2 6.9 3.9
Enroll in a bachelor's degree program                                
Yes 7.6 0.2 ! 2.5 45.0 27.9 6.9 5.5 4.3
No 13.0 0.6 6.0 52.2 13.3 3.1 8.1 3.6
Obtain a license or certificate in a career field                                
Yes 11.3 0.4 ! 4.4 49.0 16.9 4.6 7.6 5.7
No 10.2 0.4 4.3 48.6 21.1 5.1 6.7 3.7
Attend a registered apprenticeship program                                
Yes 7.3 2.8 ! 44.7 27.1 5.3 6.7 5.8
No 10.4 0.4 4.3 48.7 20.4 5.0 6.8 3.9
Join the armed services                                
Yes 12.9 0.8 ! 5.8 50.1 14.9 3.5 6.8 5.1
No 10.1 0.4 4.1 48.5 21.1 5.1 6.8 3.9
Get a job                                
Yes 11.1 0.4 4.6 48.7 19.2 4.5 7.1 4.5
No 9.8 0.4 4.1 48.6 21.6 5.4 6.6 3.6
Start a family                                
Yes 15.2 0.9 ! 4.4 46.8 14.0 4.0 9.3 5.4
No 10.0 0.4 4.3 48.7 21.0 5.1 6.6 3.9
Travel                                
Yes 10.7 0.3 ! 4.2 48.9 19.9 3.9 7.5 4.7
No 10.3 0.4 4.3 48.6 20.6 5.2 6.7 3.9
Do volunteer or missionary work                                
Yes 8.7 3.5 44.4 26.9 5.2 5.7 5.3
No 10.5 0.4 4.3 49.0 20.0 5.0 6.9 3.9
Not sure                                
Yes 12.8 0.5 ! 5.0 50.8 16.2 3.9 8.1 2.8
No 10.0 0.4 4.2 48.3 21.2 5.2 6.6 4.1
! 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 High school or less includes high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED). GED is an alternative path to attaining a high school credential. Some college includes the start or completion of an associate's degree, or the start but not completion of a bachelor's degree. Bachelor's degree also includes the start but not completion of a master's degree. Graduate/professional degree includes completion of a master's degree, as well as the start or completion of a Ph.D., M.D., law degree, or other high level professional degree.
NOTE: All estimates are weighted by W1STUDENT. 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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