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Maybe standardized tests only show how well one takes a standardized test.
@Kelman13 Girls seem to get test anxiety more than boys and that probably artificially lower their test scores. On the other hand boy have a tougher time in school settings because school is designed more for how girls learn, and that probably artificially lowers boy's GPAs.
“There’s a problem in international mathematics competitions that the proportion of girls participating is very low,” Smith said, noting that it’s particularly low at world championships such as the International Math Olympiad, where only one in 10 contestants are female and many teams have no girls at all. (Last year’s Team USA, which took gold for the first time in 21 years, was all male.)
many girls with extremely high aptitude for math exist, but they are rarely identified in the U.S. because they veer from a career trajectory in the mathematical sciences due to the low respect American culture places on math, systemic flaws in the U.S. public school education system, and a lack of role models.