Girls Eclipsing Boys In Grade Schools, As Well
May 12, 2000
Women are preparing themselves for that college degree even as little girls in elementary and secondary school -- where they outperform little boys, statistics show.
- Even in preschool, girls are more ready to read and they have fewer developmental problems than boys, according to a recent report from the Department of Education.
- More boys than girls repeat grades in elementary school.
- Just 2 percent of girls -- compared to 5 percent of boys -- in grades five through 12 are identified as learning disabled.
- In elementary and secondary school, girls outscore boys on reading and writing tests -- but boys do better than girls on math and science tests.
In high school, more girls than boys take advanced-placement tests.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "New Statistics Find Girls Eclipsing Boys in Education," Washington Times, May 12, 2000.
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