Researchers try to make sense of U.S. girls' science test scores

In most developed nations, teenage girls outscore their male counterparts on science exams. However, in the U.S., the reverse is true, according to data from a test given in 65 developed countries by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Researchers suggest a possible explanation is that at very young ages, boys and girls start to develop ideas about appropriate career options, and science is not one that draws as much interest from young girls.

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