ERIC Number: EJ905077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
Gender Differences in College Preparedness: A Statewide Study
Combs, Julie P.; Slate, John R.; Moore, George W.; Bustamante, Rebecca M.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Edmonson, Stacey L.
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v42 n5 p441-457 Dec 2010
In this study, the authors investigated the extent to which boys and girls differed in their college-ready performance in reading, in math, and in both subjects for the 2006-2007 school year for the state of Texas (n = 1,099 high schools). Also examined were the extent to which boys and girls differed in their performance on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and the American College Test (ACT) for the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 school years. Differences in criterion scores, as well as how many boys and girls actually took these exams, were examined in addition to their average scores. Statistically significant differences were present between the college-ready scores of boys and of girls in reading, math, and in both subject areas. Of special note is that less than one-third of all students were deemed to be college-ready in both subject areas. Statistically significant differences also were revealed between boys and girls in the percentage taking the SAT or ACT, in the percentage meeting the SAT or ACT criterion, and in their SAT average scores, but not in their ACT average scores. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Gender Differences, College Preparation, Reading Skills, Mathematics Skills, Scores, Statistical Analysis, High School Students, Comparative Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)