Corrections and Clarifications

Corrections and Clarifications

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Science  09 Jul 1993:
Vol. 261, Issue 5118, pp. 146
DOI: 10.1126/science.261.5118.146-e

Abstract

An article in the 16 April "Women in Science '93" section, "The pipeline is leaking women all the way along" (p. 409), included the statement that "On the whole, young women score at least as well, and perhaps slightly better, than young men" on the mathematics portion of the SAT. That is not the case; on average, women score slightly lower than men on that part of the SAT. In addition, while there are more males than females at the highest scoring levels, at the lowest levels there are more females than males, contrary to what the article reported.