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Document Number: 5790

Differences in the Gender Gap: Comparisons Across Racial/Ethnic Groups in Education and Work - This report finds that children start kindergarten with different levels of reading and math skills, often related to gender, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and age. Gaps in achievment, using National Assessment of Educational Progress data, show that females in all racial/ethnic groups scored higher, on average, than males in reading, writing and civics. An advantage was found in science for Hispanic and white males. In mathematics, essentially no differences between males and females were found. (Richard J. Coley, Educational Testing Service, 2001)...

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