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Table 4 Public high school profile

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

Demographic variable Variable range Percentage of high schoolsa
   Participant Study area
   (n = 32) (N = 474)
Average daily membershipb 4451.85 to 485.57 25.0 20.0
  482.10 to 242.95 25.0 20.0
  242.30 to 134.10 21.9 20.0
  132.10 to 78.11 9.4 20.0
  77.73 to 14.85 18.8 20.0
Urban-centric classificationc,d City 3.1 7.2
  Suburban 6.3 5.7
  Town 31.2 17.7
  Rural 59.4 69.4
  1. aParticipant high schools contain study participants whereas study area high schools are the total number of high schools within the study area. Percentages may not equal 100% due to rounding. bAverage daily membership is the aggregate membership of a school during a reporting period (normally a school year) divided by the number of days school is in session during this period (Institute of Education Sciences National Center for Educational Statistics 2010a). cUrban-centric classification (Institute of Education Sciences National Center for Educational Statistics 2010b). dDifference is statistically significant at p < .05.