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Table 2 The distribution of scores in each section, rated on the level of acceptance of evolution using Rutledge’s (1996) guidelines

From: An exploration of instructor perceptions of community college students’ attitudes towards evolution

Professor Course % very low acceptance % low acceptance % moderate acceptance % high acceptance % very high acceptance
Jones A 9.7 6. 12.9 38.7 32.3
A+ 0.0 14.3 14.3 28.6 42.9
B 6.7 26.7 0.0 13.3 53.3
D 6.7 13.3 13.3 46.7 20.0
F 0.0 0.0 15.0 65.0 20.0
Orville A+ 0.0 16.7 27.8 33.3 22.2
C 0.0 5.6 16.7 38.9 38.9
F 5.7 11.4 22.9 34.3 25.7
Ronson E 4.6 9.1 18.2 27.3 40.9
G 3.3 0.0 23.3 23.3 50.0
H 0.0 5.6 22.2 22.2 50.0
  1. Rutledge (1996) established categories of acceptance of evolution based on specific MATE scores: very low (20–52), low (53–64), moderate (65–76), high (77–88), very high (89–100). Courses with the same letter represent the same course, (e.g., A is is “mixed nonmajors/majors”, the same course regardless of who teaches it)
  2. +, online course; italic course letter are those taken by both majors and nonmajors, underlined are those taken primarily by nonmajors