Gender gap

I was just posting about the gap between boys and girls on test scores in Maryland over on my ed-blog.

Here's the gist of it: in 8th grade, about 22% of girls are below grade level in reading--better than 1 in 4. For boys that number is about 32%, almost 1 in 3.

And the results show increasing separation between the boys and the girls as they pass through the grades.