Two new reports examine the status of girls and women in North Carolina. As it turns out, girls are bucking the stereotype. They’ve seen gains in math and science testing.
"Middle school is when we typically think of girls sort of disengaging from science and math," Amie Hess told Frank Stasio in an interview on The State of Things. Hess is the lead researcher on The Status of Girls in North Carolina. "What we found when you look at the 8th grade end-of-grade testing rates is that girls are right on par with boys. In some cases, [they are] slightly ahead of boys," she said.