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Commentary on Girls, Boys, Test Scores and More


by Janet F. Alperstein — May 16, 2005

Will increased test scores improve the status of women in American society? In this commentary I will suggest that improved test scores do not signal that gender equity has been achieved. A review of the most-recent statistics shows that there is much work to be done before we achieve a gender-equitable society.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: May 16, 2005
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11874, Date Accessed: 10/16/2017 10:07:59 PM

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  • Janet Alperstein
    Barnard College
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    JANET F. ALPERSTEIN is the Dean for Study Abroad at Barnard College and as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Teachers College annually teaches a course on gender inequality and the role of schools.
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