Re: Kathleen Rigsby-Opening Statement

Date: Thu Mar 02 2000 - 09:42:10 EST

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    My colleague Jean Whitcomb offers the following answer to your question
    based on what we are seeing in Wisconsin:

    She can compare male vs. female performance in each of the five subject
    areas by going to

    and clicking on the subject area of interest.

    Generally, females are doing better than males in reading and language
    arts and males are doing better than females in science. The gap seems to
    get wider as you look across the grade levels.

    Not sure how surprising this is, but it does seem like something we should
    be monitoring.

    >>> Timothy Boals 03/01 4:29 PM >>>
    Have we (DPI) noticed any interesting trends recently when comparing scores
    of males vs. females on WKCE?

    Tim Boals

    In reply to:
    >>> What have you found particularly about the impact of gender in these
    state assessements or "high stakes" testing in general? Anything
    surprising or unexpected? Is it a factor that states are even keeping
    track of? >>>

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