Girls Close the "Math Gap"

Fifteen years ago, girls trailed boys by 50 points on SAT math scores. Today, the gap is gone:



But a new study, published in this week's edition of the journal Science, shows the gap has disappeared. Researchers looked at standardized test scores of more than 7 million students, ranging from the second grade to high school junior. Whatever gender differences there once existed between girls and boys in terms of math performance are gone.


"The differences are now trivial," said Janet Hyde, a professor of psychology and women's studies at the University of Wisconsin, who led the research. [ABC]

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