The Gender Gap in Oregon Public Schools: Trends and a Decompositional Breakdown
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Increasingly, female students in Oregon outperform their male colleagues on important indicators of academic success such as graduation rates and state exam scores. Quantifying the magnitude of the gender gap and determining the reasons for this gulf in performance will enable the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to take steps toward ameliorating this divide between students. This study, using regression analysis and data from the ODE, will provide educators around the nation with a more complete understanding of the factors that most significantly affect the creation and persistence of all kinds of gaps in educational outcomes.