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Education in States and Nations: 1991

(ESN) Table 20b: Time in formal instruction in public schools with 8th grades measured per school day and per year, by state: School year 1990-91

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                             Average      Average      Days of        Average
                          minutes of     hours of  instruction       hours of
                         instruction  instruction     per year    instruction
Country               per school day      per day                    per year
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Alabama                     360               6.0           177         1,062
Alaska                      330               5.5           181           996
Arizona                     330               5.5           176           968
Arkansas                    348               5.8           179         1,038
California                  312               5.2           181           941
Colorado                    336               5.6           177           991
Connecticut                 324               5.4           182           983
Delaware                    342               5.7           180         1,026
District of Columbia        312               5.2           182           946
Florida                     342               5.7           181         1,032
Georgia                     348               5.8           180         1,044
Hawaii                      318               5.3           178           943
Idaho                       312               5.2           180           936
Illinois                    324               5.4           181           977
Indiana                     342               5.7           181         1,032
Iowa                        354               5.9           180         1,062
Kansas                      342               5.7           179         1,020
Kentucky                    342               5.7           180         1,026
Louisiana                   342               5.7           180         1,026
Maine                       324               5.4           176           950
Maryland                    330               5.5           181           996
Massachusetts               312               5.2           180           936
Michigan                    318               5.3           182           965
Minnesota                   336               5.6           175           980
Mississippi                 360               6.0           182         1,092
Missouri                    342               5.7           177         1,009
Montana                     330               5.5           181           996
Nebraska                    342               5.7           178         1,015
Nevada                      318               5.3           180           954
New Hampshire               330               5.5           180           990
New Jersey                  318               5.3           181           959
New Mexico                  336               5.6           181         1,014
New York                    330               5.5           183         1,007
North Carolina              336               5.6           181         1,014
North Dakota                330               5.5           179           985
Ohio                        330               5.5           180           990
Oklahoma                    330               5.5           177           974
Oregon                      330               5.5           177           974
Pennsylvania                336               5.6           181         1,014
Rhode Island                318               5.3           180           954
South Carolina              348               5.8           181         1,050
South Dakota                336               5.6           176           986
Tennessee                   348               5.8           181         1,050
Texas                       372               6.2           176         1,091
Utah                        330               5.5           179           985
Vermont                     330               5.5           176           968
Virginia                    330               5.5           181           996
Washington                  324               5.4           180           972
West Virginia               348               5.8           181         1,050
Wisconsin                   354               5.9           181         1,068
Wyoming                     330               5.5           176           968
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NOTE: The average hours per day measure has been adjusted to remove time for lunch and other non-instructional breaks. See supplemental note to Indicator 20 for a discussion of the calculation of instructional hours per day for the U.S. states.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, 1990-91 (based on Table 49-3 in The Condition of Education, 1993).



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