National Survey of High School Biology Teachers

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I would rate my knowledge of the scientific evidence bearing on the validity of evolutionary theory as:
  1) Exceptional, on par with many college-level instructors
  1.5) 1.5
  2) Very good compared to most high school biology teachers
  2.5) 2.5
  3) Typical of most high school biology teachers
  4) I know less about this topic than many other high school biology teachers

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Exceptional, on par with many college-level instructors 117 12.9% 12.9% -1.81
1.5 2 .2% 13.1% -1.1
Very good compared to most high school biology teachers 434 48% 61.1% -.39
2.5 3 .3% 61.4% .32
Typical of most high school biology teachers 333 36.8% 98.2% 1.03
I know less about this topic than many other high school biology teachers 16 1.8% 100% 2.45

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61 or older TOTAL
Exceptional, on par with many college-level instructors 8.0%
6
9.4%
24
14.1%
36
16.4%
45
12.2%
5
12.9%
116
1.5 0.0%
0
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.4%
1
0.2%
2
Very good compared to most high school biology teachers 57.3%
43
46.1%
118
46.9%
120
47.1%
129
56.1%
23
48.0%
433
2.5 0.0%
0
0.8%
2
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
3
Typical of most high school biology teachers 33.3%
25
42.6%
109
35.9%
92
34.3%
94
29.3%
12
36.8%
332
I know less about this topic than many other high school biology teachers 1.3%
1
0.8%
2
2.7%
7
2.2%
6
0.0%
0
1.8%
16
TOTAL 100.0%
75
100.0%
256
100.0%
256
100.0%
274
100.0%
41

902


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Exceptional, on par with many college-level instructors 15.7%
65
10.5%
51
12.9%
116
1.5 0.2%
1
0.2%
1
0.2%
2
Very good compared to most high school biology teachers 48.9%
203
47.0%
228
47.9%
431
2.5 0.2%
1
0.4%
2
0.3%
3
Typical of most high school biology teachers 33.7%
140
39.6%
192
36.9%
332
I know less about this topic than many other high school biology teachers 1.2%
5
2.3%
11
1.8%
16
TOTAL 100.0%
415
100.0%
485

900

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