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Examining the Relationship of Content to Gender-Based Performance Differences in Advanced Placement Exams AP

Author(s):
Buck, Gary; Kostin, Irene W.; Morgan, Rick
Publication Year:
2002
Report Number:
RR-02-25, CBR-2002-12
Source:
ETS Research Report
Document Type:
Report
Page Count:
34
Subject/Key Words:
Gender Differences, Test Performance, Advanced Placement Program (AP), Item Content

Abstract

In the case of the free-response questions for each of the five subject areas, the study identified a significant relationship between item content and gender-based performance differences, but there were not enough items for a replication study. Overall, this study suggests that item content is associated with gender-based performance differences.

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