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Table 166. Minimum length of school year and policy on textbook selection, by state: 2000, 2004, and 2006
State Minimum length of school year State policy on textbook selection, 2006 State
In days In hours State recommends or selects textbooks Local decision State standards used in recom-mendation or selection
2000 2004 2006 2006 Recom-mends Selects Either recom-mends or selects
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Alabama 175   175 175     X   X   Alabama
Alaska 180   180 180       X     Alaska
Arizona 175 1  175 180             Arizona
Arkansas 178   178 178   X     X   Arkansas
California 175   180 180 X       X   California
                         
Colorado [2]   170 160 450/900 (K5); 990 (1–8); 1,080 (9–12)       X     Colorado
Connecticut 180   180 180 900       X     Connecticut
Delaware [2]   [2] 440 (K); 1,060 (1–11); 1,032 (12)             Delaware
District of Columbia 180 3  180 180   District of Columbia
Florida 180   180 180   X     X   Florida
                         
Georgia 180 3  180 180 810 (K–3); 900 (4–5); 990 (6–12) X       X   Georgia
Hawaii 184   183 179 X       X   Hawaii
Idaho 180   170 450 (K); 810 (1–3); 900 (4–8); 990 (9–12) X       X   Idaho
Illinois 180 4  185 176 880       X     Illinois
Indiana 180   180 180 900 (1–6); 1,080 (7–12) X       X   Indiana
                         
Iowa 180   180 180 990 (1–11); 962 (12)       X     Iowa
Kansas 186   186 186 (K–11); 465 (K); 1,116 (1–11); 1,086 (12)             Kansas
        181 (12)                
Kentucky 175   [2] 175 1,050 X       X   Kentucky
Louisiana 175   177 177 1,062     X   X   Louisiana
Maine 175   180 175       X     Maine
                         
Maryland 180   180 180 1,080             Maryland
Massachusetts 180   180 180 425 (K); 900 (1–8); 990 (9–12)       X     Massachusetts
Michigan 180   185 549 (K); 1098 (1–12)       X     Michigan
Minnesota [2]   [2] [2]       X     Minnesota
Mississippi 180   180 180 990   X     X   Mississippi
                         
Missouri 174   174 174 522 (K); 1044 (1–12)             Missouri
Montana 180   180 90 (K); 360 (K); 720 (1–3); 1,080 (4–12)             Montana
        180 (K–12)                
Nebraska [2]   [2] 400 (K); 1,032 (1–8); 1,080 (9–12)       X     Nebraska
Nevada 180   180 180             Nevada
New Hampshire 180   180 180 945 (1–4); 990 (5–12)       X     New Hampshire
                         
New Jersey 180   180 180       X X 5 New Jersey
New Mexico 180   180 180 450/990 (K5); 990 (1–6); 1,080 (7–12)     X   X   New Mexico
New York 180 3  180 180             New York
North Carolina 180   180 180 1,000   X     X   North Carolina
North Dakota 173   173 173       X     North Dakota
                         
Ohio 182   182 182 910             Ohio
Oklahoma 180   180 180 1,080   X     X   Oklahoma
Oregon [2]   [2] 405 (K); 810 (1–3); 900 (4–8); 990 (9–12)   X     X   Oregon
Pennsylvania 180   180 180 450/900 (K5); 900 (1–6); 990 (7–12)             Pennsylvania
Rhode Island 180   180 180             Rhode Island
                         
South Carolina 180   180 180   X     X   South Carolina
South Dakota   170 875 (1–3); 962.5 (4–12)             South Dakota
Tennessee 180   180 180   X     X   Tennessee
Texas 187   180 180   X     X   Texas
Utah 180   180 180 990     X   X   Utah
                         
Vermont 175   175 175 350 (K); 700 (1–2); 962.5 (3–12)             Vermont
Virginia 180   180 180 540 (K); 990 (1–12) X       X   Virginia
Washington 180 4  180 180 450 (K); 1,000 (1–12)       X     Washington
West Virginia 180   180 180     X   X   West Virginia
Wisconsin 180   180 180 437 (K); 1,050 (1–6); 1,137 (7–12)       X     Wisconsin
Wyoming 175   175 175 450 (K); 900 (1–5); 1,050 (6–8); 1,100 (9–12)             Wyoming
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
X Denotes that the state has a policy. A blank denotes that the state does not have a policy.
1  1994 data.
2  No statewide policy; varies by district.
3  1996 data.
4  1998 data.
5  Has state standards, but no policy of state recommendation or selection.
NOTE: Some states allow for different types of school calendars by setting instruction time in both days and hours, while others use only days or only hours. For states in which the number of days or hours varies by grade, the relevant grade(s) appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: Council of Chief State School Officers, Key State Education Policies on PK–12 Education: 2000, 2004, and 2006, supplemented by information from several state education agencies. (This table was prepared September 2008.)
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