ERIC Number: ED180846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Origins and Career Consequences of Sex Differences in High School Mathematics Achievement.
Wise, Lauress L.; And Others
Results are given for a study of sex differences in high school mathematics achievement and the career consequences of these differences, based on the Project TALENT Data Base. The report contains four separate sections: (1) an Executive Summary; (2) a technical paper focused on sex differences in high school mathematics participation and achievement, targeted for researchers and practitioners, with emphasis on mathematics education; (3) a technical paper focused on the role of high school mathematics achievement in post-high school career development with emphasis on career counseling and occupational attainment, targeted for researchers and practitioners; and (4) a nontechnical booklet targeted for high school girls making decisions regarding elective mathematics courses and for their teachers, counselors, and parents. Among the thirteen findings in the Executive Summary were: at the beginning of high school, boys and girls did not differ significantly in their mean levels of mathematics achievement, but the boys had average gains over twice as large as girls' gains; and the rate of persistence in mathematics related career plans was only 8% for females compared to 18% for males, even though there were no initial sex differences in their mathematics achievement levels. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document