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Getting Girls De-Stereotyped for SAT Exams

The Journal of College Admissions
ED090405
$2.95Author(s): Ellen Rydell Altermatt, Minha Esther Kim

Society knows well that males outperform females on mathematics portions of college entrance examinations. In 2003, for example, males scored an average 537 points on the mathematics section of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), while females averaged 503. Less well known is that males also show a slight advantage on the verbal portion. These gaps appear to be closing, but are still a significant source of concern for students, parents, and educators alike.

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