The purpose of this study was to evaluate a typical Chinese high school biology textbook
using the textbook standards of the American Association for the Advancement of
Science (AAAS). The data were composed of three chapters selected from the textbook.
Each chapter was analyzed and rated using the AAAS textbook standards. Pearson
correlations between the chapter ratings and the AAAS textbook standards were
calculated. Results showed that the chapters meet most of the AAAS standards. This
paper discussed the weaknesses and strengths of the textbook chapters based on the
criteria. In general, the Chinese textbook was found satisfactory; however, there is still
room for improvement. The study provides valuable insights and suggestions for
improving the textbook.