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Sex Differences in SAT Scores SAT

Burton, Nancy W.; Lewis, Charles; Robertson, Nancy J.
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RR-88-58, CBR-88-09
ETS Research Report
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Subject/Key Words:
College Board, College Entrance Examinations, Educational Trends, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), Scores, Sex Differences


After adjusting for differences in background, women's average SAT- verbal scores were found to be higher than, or nearly equal to, men's. Although women's average SAT-mathematical scores after adjustment are still lower than men's they are 25 points higher when adjusted for background. This report's analysis establishes that the background dif- differences between men and women are significantly related to verbal and mathematical score differences. (29pp.)

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