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sat math girls vs boys

babelaasbabelaas Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
edited October 2009 in SAT Preparation
Do girls tend to score lower on sat math than boys. I know in terms of math grades they do equally well - but what about standardized tests?
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Replies to: sat math girls vs boys

  • fignewtonfignewton Registered User Posts: 1,414 Senior Member
    For the class of 2009, the average SAT scores were (male first number, female second number):

    Math 534 499
    Read 503 498
    Writ. 486 499

    See here, page 3, for the last 35+ years of these numbers.
  • babelaasbabelaas Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Thanks for the info - does this mean admissions officers interpret male and female scores differently ie bit more lenient when looking at girls math scores?
  • collegebound41collegebound41 Registered User Posts: 1,267 Senior Member
    ^no, thats discrimination. However, a female applying for engineering and a male for nursing will help increase your chances

    edit: nice find fignewton(awesome snack lol)
  • CermiCermi Registered User Posts: 336 Member
    Girls are not so good at math as boys, it's fact so accept it. At school girls usually do even better because they are much more diligent and boys are mostly a bit lazy, but when it comes to a more important test, boys are a bit better.
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