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Average Scale Scores and Achievement-Level Results in Mathematics by Gender

  • In 2005, male students scored higher on average in mathematics than female students at both grades 4 and 8.
  • At grades 4 and 8, both male and female students had higher average scores and higher percentages of students performing at or above Basic in 2005 than in 1990.
Average scale scores in mathematics, by gender, grade 4: Various years, 1990-2005


* Significantly different from 2005.
NOTE: The dashed and solid lines represent results based on administrations when accommodations were not permitted and when accommodations were permitted, respectively. View complete data with standard errors for grade 4

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