Probing Performance Gaps

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Science  24 Jun 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5730, pp. 1871-1872
DOI: 10.1126/science.1112247

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Gender Differences in Mathematics. An Integrative Psychological Approach. Ann M. Gallagher and James C. Kaufman, Eds.. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2005. 367 pp. $70, £40. ISBN 0-521-82605-5. Paper, $25.99, £16.99. ISBN 0-521-53344-9.

The contributors explore the question of why females consistently score lower than males on standardized tests of mathematics although such performance differences are not found in the classroom.