The Problem of Boys' Literacy Underachievement: Raising Some Questions

  title={The Problem of Boys' Literacy Underachievement: Raising Some Questions},
  author={Anne Watson and Michael Kehler and Wayne Martino},
  journal={Journal of Adolescent \& Adult Literacy},
that boys perform less well than girls on literacy benchmark or standardized tests. According to the National Assessment of Education Progress (2009), female students consistently score higher than boys on average in both read ing and writing. This trend is supported by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) test results. In 2006, the largest gender gap was found in reading. Girls on average outperformed boys in this area in all of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation… 

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