ERIC Number: ED468814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Boys and Girls Apart.
Mahood, Ramona M.; Orr, Donald R.
This paper reports on a study to see whether girls in middle school who took tests separately from boys did better than when they were tested together. A mathematics attitude and anxiety instrument was administered as part of the study to determine if either had any effect on test performance. Results indicate that boys were more anxious than girls on 16 of 20 anxiety items. No significant gender differences were found in attitude. In the separated test taking part of the survey, girls performed slightly better overall, but differences were not significant. (Contains 23 references.) (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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