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Italy has highest gender gap in mathematics

2023-12-05T13:56:01.671Z

Highlights: Italy has highest gender gap in mathematics. 15-year-old boys outperformed female students of thesame age by 21 points in this subject. In reading, on the other hand, Italian girls scored 19 pointsmore than boys on average. Globally, in mathematics, boys outperforming girls in 40countries and economies. Girls outperformed boys in another 17countries or economies, and no significant difference was found in the remaining 24. The mean performance in mathematicsacross OECD countries fell by a record 15 points between 2018and 2022.


Italy is the country with the largest difference between girls and boys in attainment in mathematics among the 81 taking part in the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study, according to the latest edition of the report, which wa... © ANSA


(ANSA) - ROME, DEC 5 - Italy is the country with the largestdifference between girls and boys in attainment in mathematicsamong the 81 taking part in the OECD's Programme forInternational Student Assessment (PISA) study, according to thelatest edition of the report, which was released on Tuesday.
   It said 15-year-old boys outperformed female students of thesame age by 21 points in this subject.
   In reading, on the other hand, Italian girls scored 19 pointsmore than boys on average.
   Globally, in mathematics, boys outperformed girls in 40countries and economies, girls outperformed boys in another 17countries or economies, and no significant difference was foundin the remaining 24, the report said.
   The PISA report said that the mean performance in mathematicsacross OECD countries fell by a record 15 points between 2018and 2022.
   Reading fell 10 points, twice the previous record, whereasscience performance did not change significantlyThe reason for this drop may not just down sole to the Covidpandemic.
   Indeed, analysis before 2018 shows that performance in readingand science began to decline well before the pandemic,suggesting that longer-term problems are also at play. (ANSA).

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