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Gender gap discovered in science exam performance


June 2, 2016

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Arizona State University researchers and their collaborators have discovered that male students in undergraduate introductory biology courses are outperforming females at test time, but it may be due to how exams are designed rather than academic ability. In addition, high socioeconomic status students are performing better than lower-status students on those same tests.Full Story

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