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ERIC Number: ED562877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Sex Differences in SAT® Scores. College Board Report No. 88-9. ETS RR No. 88-58
Burton, Nancy W.; Lewis, Charles; Robertson, Nancy
College Entrance Examination Board
After adjusting for differences in background, women's average SAT-verbal scores were found to be higher than, or nearly equal to, men's. Although women's average SAT-mathematical scores after adjustment are still lower than men's, they are 25 points higher when adjusted for background. This report's analysis establishes that the background differences between men and women are significantly related to verbal and mathematical score differences. The research looked at samples of students in the high school classes of 1975, 1980, and 1985 who had taken the SAT.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board; Educational Testing Service
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)