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ERIC Number: ED501320
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-879922-38-9
Where the Girls Are: The Facts about Gender Equity in Education. Executive Summary
Corbett, Christianne; Hill, Catherine; St. Rose, Andresse
American Association of University Women Educational Foundation
This document summarizes the full report, which presents a comprehensive look at girls' educational achievement during the past 35 years, paying special attention to the relationship between girls' and boys' progress. Analyses of results from national standardized tests such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and the SAT and ACT college entrance examinations, as well as other measures of educational achievement, provide an overall picture of trends in gender equity from elementary school to college and beyond. Differences among girls and among boys by race/ethnicity and family income level are evaluated. Together these analyses support three overarching facts about gender equity in schools today: (1) girls' successes don't come at boys' expense; (2) girls' and boys' educational performance has improved; and (3) understanding disparities by race/ethnicity and family income level is critical to understanding girls' and boys' achievement. [For the full report, see ED501319.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: AAUW Educational Foundation
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; SAT (College Admission Test)