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Table 17. Percentage distribution of 2002 high school sophomores enrolled in a postsecondary institution in 2006 who declared a major, by STEM or non-STEM major in 2006 and self-efficacy on high school math tests and assignments: 2006

Self-efficacy on high school math tests and assignments STEM
major in 2006
major in 2006
Total 21.4   78.6  
I'm certain I can understand the most difficult material presented in math texts        
Almost never 11.0   89.0  
Sometimes 17.0   83.0  
Often 23.5   76.5  
Almost always 35.9   64.1  
I'm confident I can understand the most complex material presented by my math teacher        
Almost never 12.0   88.0  
Sometimes 16.0   84.0  
Often 21.4   78.6  
Almost always 36.3   63.7  
I'm certain I can master the skills being taught in my math class        
Almost never 11.1   88.9  
Sometimes 13.6   86.4  
Often 21.6   78.4  
Almost always 32.8   67.2  
NOTE: Totals are weighted by F2QWT and other estimates are weighted by F2BYWT. The flag variable G10COHRT was used to produce data that are based on 2002 high school sophomores interviewed in both 2002 and 2006. Details may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS: 2002) Second Follow-up, 2006."