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Table 29. Percentage distribution of academic year 2009-10 ninth-graders, by years of planned high school mathematics, participation in special programs, and peer influences: 2009

Years of planned high school math
Participation in special programs and peer influence One year   Two years   Three years   Four or
more years
Total  2.8 8.7 27.2 61.3
                 
Participation in Talent Search programs
Yes 6.8 13.9 26.7 52.5
No 2.5 8.3 27.2 62.1
 
Participation in Upward Bound programs
Yes 7.4 16.2 35.2 41.2
No 2.5 8.4 27.0 62.1
 
Participation in Gear Up programs
Yes 13.4 14.0 32.4 40.3
No 2.3 8.4 26.9 62.4
 
Participation in AVID programs1
Yes 5.7 12.7 28.1 53.5
No 2.6 8.5 27.1 61.9
 
Participation in MESA programs2
Yes 10.4 14.7 28.7 46.2
No 2.4 8.4 27.0 62.2
 
Your closest friend. . .
Gets good grades
True 2.3 8.0 26.6 63.0
False 5.2 12.0 31.1 51.7
Is interested in school
True 2.1 7.8 25.7 64.3
False 3.6 10.1 30.4 55.9
Attends class regularly
True 2.3 8.5 26.9 62.4
False 8.6 10.5 34.1 46.8
Plans to go to college
True 2.0 8.0 26.6 63.4
False 7.9 13.7 33.1 45.3
1 AVID stands for "Advancement in Individual Determination."
2 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 differential item nonresponse. Details may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding. The survey item on planned high school mathematics does not include a response option for less than one year. The question on planned years of high school mathematics includes the student's current year.
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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