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Table 2 Results of state standards review

From: A state-by-state comparison of middle school science standards on evolution in the United States

State Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 Category 4 Category 5 Total points Letter grade
Is the term “evolution” used? Is the concept of evolution clearly defined? Multiple lines of evidence for evolution are presented (fossils, homologous structures, genetics, artificial selection, etc.) Natural selection
Mentioned
1 point
Defined
1 point
Adaptation
Mentioned
1 point
Defined
1 point
  Max 1 pt Max 1 pts Max 4 pts Max 2 pts Max 2 pts 10  
AL 0 0 3 2 1 6 D
AK 0 0 3 2 2 7 C
AZ 0 0 0 0 1 1 F
ARb 1 0 1 1 1 4 F
CAa 1 1 4 2 2 10 A
CO 1 1 2 2 2 8 B
CTa 1 1 4 2 2 10 A
DEa 1 1 4 2 2 10 A
DCa 1 1 4 2 2 10 A
FL 1 1 4 2 2 10 A
GA 1 1 1 2 0 5 F
HIa 1 1 4 2 2 10 A
ID 1 0 0 1 1 3 F
ILa 1 1 4 2 2 10 A
IN 0 0 2 1 1 4 F
IAa 0 1 4 2 0 7 C
KSa 1 1 4 2 2 10 A
KYa 1 1 4 2 2 10 A
LA 0 0 1 1 2 4 F
ME 1 1 2 1 1 6 D
MDa 1 1 4 2 2 10 A
MA 1 1 4 2 2 10 A
MIa 1 1 4 2 2 10 A
MNb 0 1 3 2 1 7 C
MS 0 1 1 1 2 5 F
MO 0 1 3 1 2 7 C
MT 1 1 0 1 0 3 F
NE 0 0 1 1 1 3 F
NVa 1 1 4 2 2 10 A
NH 1 1 4 2 2 10 A
NJa 1 1 4 2 2 10 A
NM 1 1 1 2 2 7 C
NY 1 1 4 2 2 10 A
NC 1 1 4 2 2 7 10
ND 1 1 1 1 2 6 D
OH 1 1 1 1 1 5 F
OK 0 0 2 2 2 6 D
ORa 1 1 4 2 2 10 A
PA 1 1 4 2 2 10 A
RIa 1 1 4 2 2 10 A
SC 0 0 1 2 1 4 F
SD 1 1 2 2 1 7 C
TN 0 0 1 1 1 3 F
TX 0 0 1 1 0 2 F
UT 1 1 4 2 1 9 A
VTa 1 1 4 2 2 10 A
VA 0 1 1 1 1 4 F
WAa 1 1 4 2 2 10 A
WVa 1 1 4 2 2 10 A
WI 1 0 0 0 1 2 F
WY 1 1 0 2 2 6 D
  1. aState has adopted the NGSS or is in the process of adopting NGSS (Arkansas and Iowa are adopting modified versions of the NGSS)
  2. bState is planning to review their standards in 2017 or 2018