After a four-month review of items such as grades, test scores, and teacher attitudes, they produced a more than 100-page report showing that while there was no difference in intelligence between Wilmette's boys and girls, the boys trailed girls by almost every academic measure. Specifically:They were recently featured in this month's Chicago Magazine (though her name was misspelled).
- In grades 5 through 8, girls had higher grades across all four core subjects: reading, writing, science, and math.
- Boys were more likely to get grades of C or lower, and girls were 30 to 35 percent more likely to receive an A.
- For the previous four years at every level of junior high school math, girls outperformed boys.
It is interesting to ponder if this might affect our medical school applicant pool in the future.