As part of the 2007 mathematics assessment, eighthgraders were asked about the mathematics course they were currently taking. The full text of the question and corresponding percentage of students who responded in each category are below.
What math class are you taking this year?
a. Geometry
b. Algebra II
c. Algebra I (oneyear course)
d. First year of a twoyear Algebra I course
e. Second year of a twoyear Algebra I course
f. Introduction to algebra or prealgebra
g. Basic or general eighthgrade math
h. Integrated or sequential math
i. Other math class

4 
4 
30 
3 
2 
26 
25 
1 
5 
6 
6 
28 
3 
3 
21 
26 
1 
7 
7 
4 
52 
4 
3 
24 
5 
# 
2 
5 
1 
21 
1 
# 
12 
52 
1 
8 
6 
10 
42 
3 
4 
9 
21 
# 
6 
13 
6 
27 
3 
11 
16 
21 
1 
4 
8 
5 
12 
2 
1 
14 
46 
1 
11 
5 
6 
25 
2 
1 
12 
39 
2 
9 
7 
9 
35 
3 
4 
27 
12 
# 
4 
4 
3 
15 
2 
1 
20 
46 
1 
9 
5 
8 
47 
5 
4 
22 
4 
# 
4 
7 
8 
10 
2 
4 
5 
44 
3 
16 
7 
15 
55 
3 
2 
7 
8 
# 
3 
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