Gender differences were not seen in most districts.
At grade 4, the difference between male and female students was not statistically significant in large central cities and in 9 out of 10 districts; however, in Austin and the nation male students outperformed female students.
At grade 8, the difference between male and female students was not statistically significant in 9 out of 10 districts; however, in Los Angeles, large central cities, and the nation male students outperformed female students.
Fourth-grade NAEP science score gaps in 2005, by gender
Male average score minus female average score
# The estimate rounds to zero.
NOTE: Score gaps are calculated based on differences between unrounded average scale scores. View complete data with standard errors for scale scores in each district: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, and San Diego. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2005 Trial Urban District Science Assessment.