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Table 2 Student profile

From: Teachers teaching misconceptions: a study of factors contributing to high school biology students’ acquisition of biological evolution-related misconceptions

Demographic variable Variables n %a
Gender Female 287 53.5
  Male 249 46.5
Ethnicity American Indian or Alaskan Native 76 14.2
  Asian or Pacific Islander 9 1.7
  Black, non-Hispanic 19 3.5
  Hispanic 34 6.3
  White, non-Hispanic 390 72.8
  No response 8 1.5
Grade level Freshman 131 24.4
  Sophomore 394 73.5
  Junior 8 1.5
  Senior 1 0.2
  No response 2 0.4
Evolution knowledge self-rating Excellent 18 3.4
(Pre-instruction) Good 76 14.2
  Average 242 45.1
  Fair 120 22.4
  Poor 76 14.2
  No response 4 0.7
Evolution knowledge self-rating Excellent 36 6.7
(Post-instruction) Good 158 29.5
  Average 254 47.4
  Fair 63 11.8
  Poor 23 4.3
  No response 2 0.4
  1. aPercentages may not total 100 due to rounding.