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Data Exclusive: 75 Percent of Black California Boys Don't Meet State Reading Standards. Three of four African-American boys in California classrooms failed to meet reading and writing standards on the most recent round of testing, according to data obtained from the state Department of Education and analyzed by CALmatters.

Data Exclusive: 75 Percent of Black California Boys Don't Meet State Reading Standards

More than half of black boys scored in the lowest category on the English portion of the test, trailing their female counterparts. The disparity reflects a stubbornly persistent gender gap in reading and writing scores that stretches across ethnic groups. Posted below, the data provide a unique glimpse of how gender interacts with race and class in mastery of basic reading, writing and listening skills tested on state exams. Males have greater g: Sex differences in general mental ability from 100,000 17- to 18-year-olds on the Scholastic Assessment Test. The University of Western Ontario, Canada Received 29 August 2005, Revised 17 February 2006, Accepted 11 March 2006, Available online 21 April 2006 Choose an option to locate/access this article:

5/17/17: Requested the full article via the local library. – ctwii
The full article may include the caveat that there was a preselection effect in operation. There are substantially fewer males in the sample. It looks as though fewer males were available at the grade level where the SAT was given. Assuming that the population is about 50% male then a fraction of them were missing. One result could be that the remaining males had to be brighter to make it as far as taking the SAT. This would increase the apparent difference in g. A key question is: What caused them to be screened out before the test-taking level in the educational system? What becomes of them? Note here that the college population is moving toward a ratio of 40/60, male to female. This paper which purports to say something about the difference in intelligence may actually be saying something about some major failure in the educational process -- which is specific for males. – ctwii
Males have greater g: Sex differences in general mental ability from 100,000 17- to 18-year-olds on the Scholastic Assessment Test

Average IQ of students by college major and gender ratio. After all the controversy that arose after I posted my breakdown of college majors by gender last week, I promised myself I’d stay away from controversial gender-related topics for a while.

Average IQ of students by college major and gender ratio

But when I ran across an ETS-curated data set of average student IQs by college major, I couldn’t avoid putting this visualization together. Below, I plotted several college major’s estimated average student IQ over the gender ratio of that major. The result? A shockingly clear correlation: the more female-dominated a college major is, the lower the average IQ of the students studying in the major. A naive reader may look at this graph and conclude that men are smarter than women, but it is vital to note that, on average, men and women have about the same IQ. By popular request, here’s an interactive version of the above chart: Are Women Smart Enough to Be Engineers? Sex Differences in General Intelligence. About a century ago, psychologists found that in mental tests designed to measure only domain-specific abilities (such as mathematical ability or memory), people who did well on one kind of test tended to do well on other tests.

Sex Differences in General Intelligence

And those who did poorly, did so across the board. From this overlap, or inter-correlation, it was discovered that there exists a ‘general factor’ which powers (nearly) all mental abilities. This general factor is called ‘general mental ability,’ ‘general intelligence,’ or simply, intelligence (abbreviated as g). At its core, g can be thought of as ‘brain power’—an individual’s capacity to process information efficiently. An individual with higher g has more ‘brain power.’ Simply put, intelligence—to a certain extent—determines ‘destiny.’ Height and intelligence - Wikipedia. The study of height and intelligence is the analysis of how variations in height affect human intelligence.

Height and intelligence - Wikipedia

IQ studies, faulty research and MSM bias. In 2012, there was a short media furor surrounding the scientifically dubious pronouncement that women had, for the first time, ‘overtaken men on IQ tests’.

IQ studies, faulty research and MSM bias

Not only did this claim defy mainstream orthodoxy in the literature, it actually significantly misrepresented the results of the study that it purported to reference. The study in question was one by the controversial psychometrician Jim Flynn, who stated that rather than women having surpassed men on ‘IQ tests,’ they roughly matched them on a single test known as ‘Raven’s Progressive Matrices.’ Something else that the (largely US) media neglected to mention was that the tests were taken in four countries other than the US or Canada. Specifically, they were conducted in Australia, New Zealand, White South Africa, Estonia, and Argentina1 2.

This study was actually something of an outlier among the contemporary psychometric pattern of results: in the words of Dr. To a large degree, cultural narratives shape the society around them. Are Men Really More Intelligent Than Women? Gender differences in intelligence. Recent research has shown that once again more male students at Oxford University were awarded first class degrees than female students.

Gender differences in intelligence

In 2013, male Oxford graduates received more first class degrees in 26 out of the 38 schools in which both genders were examined. Almost a third of male candidates at the University of Oxford were awarded firsts in 2013, compared with just a quarter of female candidates, according to statistics released by the university in 2014. In chemistry and English, two of Oxford’s biggest subjects, the gap is remarkable. Men ARE more brainy than women, says scientist Professor Richard Lynn. By Professor Richard Lynn Updated: 07:43 GMT, 8 May 2010 Baroness Susan Greenfield is one of Britain's best-known female scientists; she's a professor of neurophysiology at the University of Oxford, a former director of the Royal Institution and an accomplished writer and broadcaster on scientific matters.

Men ARE more brainy than women, says scientist Professor Richard Lynn

So when she very publicly bemoans the lack of women reaching the higher echelons of the scientific establishment, people tend to sit up and take notice. Why Are Taller People More Intelligent Than Shorter People? Why Men Are More Intelligent Than Women. Girls Are More Intelligent Than Boys, But Men Are More Intelligent Than Women. Girls are more mature than boys, but men are more mature than women?

Why are men on top?

Girls are more mature than boys, but men are more mature than women?

Women-Academic-Science.pdf. 165918.pdf. Why Men Lie Up and Women Lie Down. Both men and women lie, but they lie about different (and predictable) things.

Why Men Lie Up and Women Lie Down

Whether in personal ads or in face-to-face conversations, men tend to lie about their earnings and their height. In contrast, women tend to lie about their age and their weight. And both men and women often lie about the number of sexual partners they have had in their lives. On all of these dimensions, men typically lie upwards and women typically lie downwards. Scientific Proof That Public Debate Is Dominated By Stupid People. The chart, created by data scientist Randy Olson in June, shows the average IQ of US college majors in various subjects. The data is plotted against gender too, but we’ll come to that can of worms in a minute. Physics, engineering, philosophy and computer science are the hardest subjects with the smartest students. Social work, health and education scoop up the dregs. (“Gender Studies” doesn’t even make the cut.) But hang on. 14 Facts the 'Women in Tech' Movement Doesn't Want You to Know. And every week we’re told that the reason more women aren’t working in technology is a combination of sexism, outdated social attitudes and stereotypes, historical prejudices and too few educational support programmes for women.

We’re told that women find it more difficult to get jobs and that when they do get jobs they’re subjected to hostile workplaces, sexism and bullying and that they’re paid less than their male counterparts for the same work. We’re invited to believe, contrary to the evidence all around us, that the highly-progressive, socially-conscious and liberal-minded technology industry is in fact one of the most retrograde and oppressive places for women to work. Lean In’s Biggest Hurdle: What Most Moms Want. Academia is replete with efforts to help women advance in their careers by encouraging more equal patterns of male and female parenting and work. Several of these efforts have been striking failures. For example, gender-neutral tenure-extension policies at the nation’s 50 leading economics departments hurt female faculty.

Rather than leveling the playing field, one study by a group of economists found that they “led to a 19 percentage-point rise in the probability that a male economist would earn tenure at his first job. In contrast, women’s chances of gaining tenure fell by 22 percentage points.” The study suggested that many men had used the stopped clock to conduct research, while the women concentrated on parenting duties.

Ignoring the stronger female inclination to nurture seems certain to thwart feminist efforts well beyond academia. New Research on Gender Roles Reveals What We’ve Always Known. April 16, 2017 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization A few days ago I reported on Brad Wilcox and Samuel Sturgeon’s piece that dealt, however imperfectly, with recent data showing a continuation of a gradual trend toward traditional sex roles by young millennials.Among other things, I pointed out that, whatever the attitudes of people when they’re young, when it comes to caring for children, their behavior tends strongly to fall into the traditional roles, i.e. mother as caregiver, father as breadwinner.That is, even when 20-somethings espouse egalitarian values, mothers pulling half the load of earning and fathers half the load of childcare, when the first child comes along, they strongly tend to opt out of the brave new world.

For example, gender-neutral tenure-extension policies at the nation’s 50 leading economics departments hurt female faculty. Log In - New York Times. Why Feminist Careerists Neutered Larry Summers. Like religious fundamentalists seeking to stamp out the teaching of evolution, feminists stomped Harvard University President Lawrence Summers for mentioning at a January 14 academic conference the entirely reasonable theory that innate male-female differences might possibly help explain why so many mathematics, engineering, and hard-science faculties remain so heavily male.

Unlike most religious fundamentalists, these feminists were pursuing a careerist, self-serving agenda. This cause can put money in their pockets. Neil DeGrasse Tyson Has a Point but Larry Summers Is Still Right - Scientific American Blog Network. What Larry Summers Said—and Didn’t Say - Swarthmore College Bulletin. On Jan. 14, 2005, Harvard University President Lawrence Summers unwittingly brought the simmering debate about women’s representation in science careers to a full boil. Why Modern Feminism Is Illogical, Unnecessary, and Evil. Why Are Boys Now Less Motivated Than Girls? Unequal Gender Ratios at Colleges Are Driving Hookup Culture. Quick facts on the gender gap - Church for Men. 0fcfd50f58ed71f3da000000. Digit ratio - Wikipedia. What Do Your Fingers Tell About Your Hormones, Personality, and Sexuality? Feminist activist women are masculinized in terms of digit-ratio and social dominance: a possible explanation for the feminist paradox.

Quarterly Review 2010 4 2 Wilson. Scientists expose MAJOR differences between boys and girls in shock study. Scientists Identify why Girls Often Mature Faster Than Boys. How 'dad deprivation' could be eroding modern society. Denis Dutton. This invited address was given at a meeting the American Psychological Association in San Francisco on August 24, 2007. The thinking it represents is part of a long-range project to understand human action and the relation of culture to behavior. Is there anything good about men? And other tricky questions : PurplePillDebate. 06 Trofimova AJP%20128 4%20text. Rights that women have that men lack : AVfM. Women in most nations have the right to choose not to be a parent.

This right exists through the option to have an abortion and through the use of adoption, which is something many jurisdictions allow the mother to do against the wishes of the father. In most nations today women gain the right to genital integrity at birth. War On Women? OK, But What About The War On Men? We’ve all heard about the war on women. School Gender Gap Crisis: Boys 'Twice as Likely To Fall Behind Girls' Boys are almost twice as likely to struggle with mastering English language skills than girls by the time they start school. A Disadvantaged Start Hurts Boys More Than Girls. Research finds that women, but not men, dislike female bosses. – Nicolas Kilsdonk-Gervais. You have probably heard the stereotype that men don’t like having a female boss. Resolving conflict: Men vs. women. Sports video shows male athletes are friendlier to their opponents after a match  Don't Underestimate Sex When It Comes to Designing Your Website.

Gino Wilmuth Brooks PNAS 2015_de166813-0839-4942-ab7f-54aaea19ba92. Male-female imbalance in STEM comes down to economics. RealSexism.com - Sexism against men is Real Sexism. Genders differ dramatically in evolved mate preferences. Pay Discrimination Myths from the AAUW. Darwinian Gender Studies. Ratio_04..pdf. Feminist activist women are masculinized in terms of digit-ratio and social dominance: a possible explanation for the feminist paradox. Gender inequality shown in classrooms, boys left shortchanged - The Daily Cougar. Why Do Boys and Girls Prefer Different Toys? Stop Abuse for Everyone - Research.