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Table 38. Percentage distribution of academic year 2009-10 ninth-graders, by years of planned high school science, participation in special programs, and peer influences: 2009

Years of planned high school science
Participation in special programs and peer influence One year   Two years   Three years   Four or
more years
Total  6.1 16.1 32.6 45.2
                 
Participation in Talent Search programs
Yes 11.0 21.9 25.5 41.6
No 5.8 15.5 33.2 45.4
 
Participation in Upward Bound programs
Yes 14.3 27.3 27.7 30.7
No 5.9 15.6 32.9 45.6
 
Participation in Gear Up programs
Yes 17.1 21.5 31.2 30.2
No 5.7 15.8 32.7 45.8
 
Participation in AVID programs1
Yes 9.4 23.8 32.3 34.6
No 6.0 15.5 32.7 45.8
 
Participation in MESA programs2
Yes 15.0 25.0 26.5 33.5
No 5.7 15.6 32.9 45.7
 
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Gets good grades
True 5.4 15.4 32.4 46.9
False 10.5 19.9 34.4 35.2
Is interested in school
True 5.3 14.6 31.8 48.3
False 7.5 18.6 34.5 39.4
Attends class regularly
True 5.7 15.5 32.7 46.1
False 13.2 23.4 32.1 31.3
Plans to go to college
True 5.5 14.7 32.6 47.3
False 11.4 27.4 33.4 27.8
1 AVID stands for "Advancement in Individual Determination."
2 MESA stands for "Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement."
NOTE: All estimates are weighted by W1STUDENT. Details may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding. The survey item on planned high school science does not include a response option for less than one year. The question on planned years of high school science 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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