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Table 20. Percentage of academic year 2009-10 ninth-graders, by plans for their first year after high school and parent's frequency of and confidence in help with homework: 2009

Frequency or confidence Enroll in an Associate's degree program   Enroll in a Bachelor's degree program   Obtain a license or certificate in a career field   Attend a registered appren-ticeship program   Join the armed services   Get a job   Start a family   Travel   Do volunteer or missionary work   Not sure  
Total  16.4 49.5 12.8 2.9 8.4 42.6 6.8 12.0 8.4 12.8
                                         
Frequency of help with homework by
parent/guardian
Never 16.9 51.6 14.4 3.1 7.4 43.6 6.0 12.1 9.0 13.5
Less than once a week 13.8 58.9 11.2 3.3 7.4 40.3 4.8 12.5 9.8 11.1
One or two days a week 17.6 50.8 12.7 2.9 8.3 42.1 7.5 11.7 9.3 12.4
Three or four days a week 16.9 46.0 15.2 2.8 7.9 44.0 8.8 14.4 8.4 13.1
Five or more days a week 17.6 46.4 15.7 3.1 ! 9.1 43.0 9.7 13.2 8.4 12.4
 
Parent's confidence in ability to help student
with math homework
Not at all confident 17.4 51.4 12.8 2.9 8.9 42.1 7.3 13.3 9.7 11.9
Somewhat confident 16.9 52.0 13.9 3.1 7.8 42.0 6.4 11.5 9.1 12.0
Very confident 14.5 54.4 12.4 3.2 6.8 42.8 6.3 12.6 9.1 13.1
 
Parent's confidence in ability to help student
with science homework
Not at all confident 19.0 46.6 15.5 4.4 7.9 45.8 7.5 11.9 9.7 11.9
Somewhat confident 16.2 52.4 13.0 2.8 8.5 41.1 6.8 12.2 8.8 12.0
Very confident 15.4 55.4 12.5 2.8 7.0 42.6 6.0 12.8 9.7 12.4
 
Parent's confidence in ability to help student
with English or language arts homework
Not at all confident 21.1 45.1 15.4 4.0 8.6 45.4 7.7 12.5 7.5 13.2
Somewhat confident 16.7 49.8 13.1 2.8 8.4 42.2 7.1 11.6 9.0 12.7
Very confident 15.0   56.5   12.7   3.0   7.2   41.7   6.1   12.9   9.9   11.5
! 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: Respondents could have more than one plan for the first year after high school. Totals are weighted by W1STUDENT and other estimates are weighted by W1PARENT. Totals may not fall within the range of categorical values due to missing data.
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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