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ERIC Number: EJ880580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 38
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1932-202X
Characteristics of Academically Talented Women Who Achieve at High Levels on the Scholastic Achievement Test-Mathematics
O'Shea, Margaret; Heilbronner, Nancy N.; Reis, Sally M.
Journal of Advanced Academics, v21 n2 p234-271 Win 2010
The issue of gender differences in female math achievement, especially among highly able females has been studied by researchers over the last few decades. The Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT), the most widely used instrument in the screening of college applicants, continues to show large and consistent differences among high-ability students, with profound implications for the educational opportunities and life choices of females. This research study, using qualitative research methods, examined the psychosocial, home, and school characteristics of female seniors in high school who achieved above the 95th percentile on the quantitative section of the SAT. The findings suggested that these young, talented women had a number of common characteristics that may have possibly enabled them to be successful in mathematics. Educational implications for both classroom and the home lives of high-achieving young women are discussed. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)