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Table 48. Percentage distribution of academic year 2009-10 ninth-graders, by enrolled mathematics course, participation in special programs, and peer influences: 2009

Influence or program 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
                               
Participation in Talent Search programs
Yes 17.2 6.6 39.2 15.9 5.4 9.9 5.5
No 9.8 0.4 4.0 49.3 21.0 5.0 6.6 3.8
                               
Participation in Upward Bound programs                                
Yes 18.5 6.8 47.7 10.8 2.8 8.0 5.0 !
No 10.1 0.4 4.1 48.7 20.9 5.1 6.8 3.9
                               
Participation in Gear Up programs                                
Yes 20.4 6.1 48.8 6.7 4.0 8.6 5.0 !
No 9.9 0.4 4.1 48.6 21.2 5.1 6.8 3.9
                               
Participation in AVID programs3                                
Yes 13.4 5.2 ! 47.5 21.2 2.5 6.3 3.8
No 10.1 0.4 4.1 48.7 20.6 5.2 6.8 3.9
                               
Participation in MESA programs4                                
Yes 15.2 6.2 44.4 14.1 3.2 8.8 7.7
No 10.1 0.4 4.1 48.8 21.0 5.1 6.7 3.8
Your closest friend…
Gets good grades
True 10.0 0.4 3.9 48.2 21.4 5.3 6.8 4.0
False 11.6 0.5 ! 6.4 51.1 16.3 3.0 7.0 4.1
Is interested in school                                
True 9.6 0.4 3.9 47.2 22.2 5.8 6.7 4.1
False 11.4 0.5 5.0 51.3 17.7 3.4 7.0 3.7
Attends class regularly                                
True 9.9 0.4 4.1 48.4 21.4 5.2 6.8 4.0
False 16.1 0.8 ! 6.8 52.6 8.9 2.0 8.1 4.7
Plans to go to college                                
True 9.6 0.3 3.9 48.3 21.8 5.4 6.7 4.0
False 15.8 0.9 6.9 51.5 10.7 1.8 8.3 4.0
! 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 AVID stands for "Advancement in Individual Determination."
4 MESA stands for "Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement."
NOTE: All estimates are weighted by W1STUDENT. 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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