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Table 58. Percentage distribution of academic year 2009-10 ninth-graders, by enrolled science course, participation in special programs, and peer influences: 2009

Program or influence No science   Biology   Earth science   Physical science   Chemistry   Other science1   Two or more  
Total 17.9 34.0 12.4 19.5 1.7 9.6 4.9
                           
Participation in Talent Search programs                            
Yes 23.0 31.4 11.8 17.2 1.8 7.6 7.2
No 17.5 34.3 12.4 19.7 1.7 9.7 4.7
                           
Participation in Upward Bound programs                            
Yes 25.6 25.0 10.3 21.2 9.8 7.5
No 17.6 34.3 12.5 19.6 1.7 9.5 4.8
                           
Participation in Gear Up programs                            
Yes 26.0 28.7 11.3 15.0 13.0 5.1
No 17.5 34.3 12.4 19.6 1.8 9.4 4.9
                           
Participation in AVID programs2                            
Yes 22.4 37.9 9.5 12.6 1.1 ! 10.6 5.8
No 17.6 34.0 12.5 19.9 1.7 9.5 4.8
                           
Participation in MESA programs3                            
Yes 24.4 29.2 12.7 16.3 1.4 ! 8.4 7.7
No 17.6 34.4 12.4 19.6 1.7 9.6 4.7
                           
Your closest friend…                            
                           
Gets good grades                            
True 17.4 34.5 12.2 19.7 1.7 9.8 4.8
False 20.8 30.7 14.0 18.9 1.9 ! 8.6 5.0
Is interested in school                            
True 16.9 35.4 12.1 19.2 2.1 ! 9.4 4.8
False 19.5 31.0 13.1 20.5 0.9 10.0 5.0
Attends class regularly                            
True 17.4 34.4 12.4 19.5 1.8 9.7 4.8
False 25.2 26.5 13.6 20.2 0.7 ! 7.4 6.4
Plans to go to college                            
True 17.2 34.6 12.3 19.9 1.7 9.5 4.8
False 23.8 28.3 13.4 17.4 10.0 5.3
! 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 Other science includes courses such as general science, integrated science, and principles of technology.
2 AVID stands for "Advancement in Individual Determination."
3 MESA stands for "Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement."
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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