The Kansas Science Standards
Versions of the Kansas Science Standards

1) 2001 Standards (Draft 6.1)

The current standards, adopted February 14, 2001.

2) 1999 Standards

The creationist-influenced "sub-standards." This is the December 1999 version, based on the August 11, 1999 standards, but slightly revised to avoid the fact that the national science organizations refused to give copyright permission to use their language.

3) Draft 5, July 1999

This is the draft, originally submitted by the 27-member science writing committee, that was changed by the Board writing team to create the 1999 "sub-standards."

4) Abrams / Willis
CDC Draft 8A
, June 1999

This is the "citizens drafting committee's (CDC)" version written by Tom Willis, president of the Creation Science Association of Mid-America CSAMA), and others; and secretly used by Board subcommittee of Steve Abrams, Scott Hill, and Harold Voth when they "revised" Draft 5.

5) Comparison of Willis CDC Draft 8A with the 1999 standards

This complete version of the 1999 standards shows all the additions ostensibly made by the Board writing team, color-coded to show the source of the additions. Over 95% of the additions are taken verbatim from Willis's CDC draft A8. By Jack Krebs.

6) Comparison of Draft 5 with the 1999 standards

This document, by Peter Gegenheimer, shows all the deletions and additions made to Draft 5 by the Board

7) Abrams / Willis
CDC Draft 4A
, May 1999

This is the first draft written by the Willis group, presented to the Board by Steve Abrams in May, 1999 without revealing its source. A number of statements from this draft are also in CDC A8, and appear in the standards adopted in 1999. The introduction in particular was so outlandish that this version never came to a vote. The lack of success of CDC Draft 4A prompted the secretive tactics later used with CDC Draft 8A.

8) 1995 Standards

These are the 1995 standards. As part of a complete curriculum standard overhaul in all subjects, the Board instructed the science writing team to add "greater clarity and specificity" to these standards.