Standardized Testing: Disparities

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Standardized Testing: Disparities. Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur. Intelligence and the Bell Curve. Classic U.S. Army Intelligence Tests. Excerpts. NAEP Scores. Data from the National Center for Education Statistics. Reading. Mathematics. U.S. History. Science. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Standardized Testing: DisparitiesMikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur

  • Intelligence and the Bell Curve

  • Classic U.S. Army Intelligence TestsExcerpts

  • NAEP ScoresData from the National Center for Education Statistics

  • Reading

  • Mathematics

  • U.S. History

  • Science

  • Admissions Test DisparitiesData from FairTest.org, LSACnet.org, aamc.org, blackexcel.org, CEEB, act.org, wsj.com

  • SATs and GenderMath: females score 35 points lowerGap closes to only 33 points when controlling for math grades and curriculaVerbal: females score 3 points lowerGap persists when controlling for demographics20012005

  • SAT Scores and Race, 2003

  • ACTs and Gender, 2001Composite score: womens scores are 2 points lower (on a scale of 36)Math and science scores particularly sufferGap is smaller than on the SATs

  • ACT Scores and Race, 2003

  • GREs and Gender, 1999-2000Women score lower across the board9 points lower on verbal97 points lower on quantitative25 points lower on analytical

  • MCATs and Gender, 2000On a 15-point scale:Verbal: men do 0.1 points betterPhysical science: men do 1 point betterBiological science: men do 0.7 points betterWriting: comparable

  • GMATs and Gender, 2003-2004

  • MCAT Scores and Race, 2005

  • LSATs and Gender

  • LSATs and Race/Ethnicity