The results of the Advanced Placement exams given to students in 2006 were disaggregated according to gender. The level of performance was compared between males and females using Cohen's d. The standardized differences between male and female performance group levels were compared to previous results for the 1992 Advanced Placement (AP) exams. One purpose of this study was to determine whether or not the male-favored results that existed in 1992 still existed in the 2006. This study found that differences still exist in results based on gender and no real progress has been made in reducing the gap in achievement between males and females.Table 1 Advanced Placement examinations in 1984 and 1992: Effect-Size Indexes (d)for the Mean Differences 1984 1992 ... A d with a magnitude of .20-.49 was classified as small, a d of magnitude .50-.79 as medium, and a d of magnitude .80 ... .03 .05 English (Literature) -.10 -.06 European History .25 .17 French (Language) .08 .04 French (Literature) -.20 -.03 ... -.11 Latin: Catullus and Horace -.32 -.01 Mathematics: Calculus AB .17 .17 Mathematics: Calculus BC .20 .26 Physics (B)anbsp;...
|Title||:||Student Scores on Advanced Placement Exams: Gender Variables|
|Author||:||Staci Deanne Brown|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|