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State Test Score Trends Through 2007-08, Part 5: Are There Differences in Achievement Between Boys and Girls?

Author(s): Naomi Chudowsky and Victor Chudowsky
Published: March 17, 2010

Using data from state reading and mathematics tests, this report takes an in-depth look at the performance of male and female students. The study includes a national snapshot of 2008 achievement differences in both subjects at grades 4, 8, and in high school. 

View 2007-08 State Profiles and Worksheets 

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Full Report (PDF format, 241 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Chudowsky2%5FSTST07%2D08%5FP5%2DGender%5F031710%2Epdf
Press Release (PDF format, 176 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PressRelease%5FSTST07%2D08%2DPart5%5F031710%2Epdf


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