NCWGE (National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education) Report
Card examines the state of gender equity in education in nine
key areas: access to higher education, athletics, career education,
employment, learning environment, math and science, sexual harassment,
standardized testing, and treatment of pregnant and parenting students.
The progress reports grade the nation's efforts to implement Title
IX, based on a variety of indicators, such as women's participation
rates, enforcement actions by the federal government, and legal developments.
Based on these indicators, the progress reports assess how far the
nation has come in realizing Title IX's goal of eliminating sex discrimination
in education. The grading scale is as follows:
Equitable: Gender and other areas of diversity respected and
B Substantial Progress: Elimination of most
C Some Progress: Some barriers addressed,
but more improvement necessary.
D Little Progress: Significant genderbased
F Failure: No progress in 25 years.
So, how did the nation fare? As the chart below indicates, the nation
has made some progress, but there is much room for improvement. The
Action Agenda that accompanies this Report Card provides
concrete suggestions about how the nation can make the grade for gender
equity in the next 25 years and beyond.
Toward Gender Equity
of Pregnant and