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Gender Differences on the College Board Achievement Tests and the Advanced Placement Examinations [microform] : Effect Sizes Versus Some Upper-Tail Ratios / Julian C. Stanley
Bib ID 5484287
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Stanley, Julian C
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1987 
16 p. 
Summary

Gender differences were determined for scores on the 14 College Entrance Examination Board achievement tests taken between 1982 and 1985. Effect sizes showed a tendency for males to score higher relative to females, while the percentage of male examinees increased. Based on Cohen's classification of effect sizes, differences in six of the 14 tests were small and two were moderate. All favored males. At the upper end of the test score scale, physics in 1983 showed the largest effect size, 0.060. Classified as moderate by Cohen, this effect size corresponded to almost 14 males to each female who scored 700-800, perhaps meriting a stronger classification than moderate. Other examples include scores for European history, Latin, biology, English composition, and English literature. For Advanced Placement examination scores between 1984 and 1986, the largest mean effect size was for computer science, taken by 85% males. Four other science examinations--three physics tests and chemistry--showed the next largest effect sizes and were also taken by the most males. These differences were not as strong as those seen on the College Board achievement tests. (MGD)

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ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, DC, April 20-24, 1987).

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Achievement Tests.  |  Advanced Placement.  |  College Entrance Examinations.  |  Effect Size.  |  Equivalency Tests.  |  High Schools.  |  Higher Education.  |  Intellectual Disciplines.  |  Sex Differences.  |  Advanced Placement Examinations (CEEB) College Board Achievement Tests
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.  |  Reports, Research.
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