Report Challenges Assertion That Boys Outperform Girls In Math

01/11/2002 | News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

A new report by two University of North Carolina researchers says previous studies focused on narrow groups, leading to the myth that a gender achievement gap exists. The pair found girls scored higher on average until about age 11, after which boys caught up, eventually outscoring girls by a mere 1.5% at the end of high school.

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