Research says Boys perform better than girls in science


The research says that boys perform well than girls in science.

Researchers from Arizona State University found that males and females do not perform equally well in science and other practical based exams.

Study reveals that male students perform better, not because they are stronger academically, but because of the way questions are designed.

Other inputs from the study:

  • Students with higher socioeconomic status perform better than those with lower socioeconomic status
  • According to the study, male and female students perform equally well at exams that require memorising
  • Questions that require critical thinking have students with better socioeconomic status perform better. Also, boys perform better than girls in these questions
  • The study holds good for tests that require cognitive and elevated critical thinking

Research was done for three years and among 4,800 students were involved in the study. It was carried on 87 undergraduate courses including introductory biological exams taught by 26 instructors at a public research university.