Girls with 1550+ SAT's?

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By Filo895 (Filo895) on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 02:51 pm: Edit

I'm curious about the gender breakdown for high (1550+) SAT scores. Does anyone know where to find this information?

By Curiousone (Curiousone) on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 03:06 pm: Edit

I didn't find a composite table but this might be what you are looking for...

in 2002, 2% (10,231) of males scored 750-800 in verbal while 1% (9,929) of females did... in math males fared much better than females. In math, 3% (18,484) males received 750-800 while only 1% (8,354) received 750-800.

In case you're wondering, down on the average level, performance differences are similar: 507 is the average male verbal score for 2002, 502 for girls; but for math, 534 for males and 500 for females.

More of this found at:

I'm sure this is all very interesting info to everybody. :)


By O71394658 (O71394658) on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 03:49 pm: Edit

I don't find it interesting at all. Wow. Maybe America IS the result of the dictatorship of the chauvanistic male. A 502 compared to a 507. Halt the presses. Call the New York Times.

By Curiousone (Curiousone) on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 04:55 pm: Edit

I was being sarcastic. I put in the wrong emoticon. Sheesh.

But really, he asked!

By Xiggi (Xiggi) on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 05:52 pm: Edit

Curiousone, simply ignore the "digital" poster who obviously feels compelled to show some attitude.

That was good information and right on the mark. :)

By Mew246 (Mew246) on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 06:00 pm: Edit

Girls are becoming very strong in school! In my class, the top ten contain mostly girls. So this country especially my town is not ruled my males! So O71394658 (O71394658) stfu, feminist.

By Incognito (Incognito) on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 07:03 pm: Edit

O71394658 didn't sound like much of a feminist to me...

By Mew246 (Mew246) on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 07:26 pm: Edit

he did mention "Maybe America IS the result of the dictatorship of the chauvanistic male"

By Drusba (Drusba) on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 07:46 pm: Edit

Going back to original question, go to the following site and then click on under "SAT I" the pages for percentile rankings male and female for verbal, math, and combined. Tables actually give all raw numbers for all test takers in each score:

By Curiousone (Curiousone) on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 08:02 pm: Edit

Well, I'm pretty sure with the support he gave and the general attitude in the post that he was joking. A 5 point difference does not world domination make.

If, on the other hand, he had discussed the disparity in math scores... ;)

(YES, that too was a joke...)

By Xiggi (Xiggi) on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 09:54 pm: Edit

I don't know if "digital" is a feminist. What is for sure is that he has a huge chip on his shoulder:

* With the attitude you have, you'll be lucky to become a janitor on Wall Street. May 12

* Ha. What a n00b. Go make me a pie, fool. May 11

* You people are a bunch of fools. May 11

* Good luck. You'll need it. May 11

* Never trust anything anybody says online. May 10

* Ha. Too bad I don't care. How about you STFU and go talk to your daddy...May 16

* Insults in German sound the best! Feigling! May 18

However, this is the funniest to me ...
*** My brother goes there (BC), and as we are both hardcore Catholics March 27

I wonder if he was an altar boy for too long :)

By Andymcgav (Andymcgav) on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 02:55 pm: Edit

WOW Xiggi, you took all of the time to find those clips. Go play outside or something.

By Xiggi (Xiggi) on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 11:08 pm: Edit

LOL - It took less than 5 minutes to find them. They are just so many. :)

Now, if I throw will you catch for me ?

By Erika (Erika) on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 01:04 am: Edit

"They are just so many."

...May 21.

By Xiggi (Xiggi) on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 12:47 pm: Edit

LOL - Erika found a typo!

Shame on me or shame on the absence of a true edit button. :)

By Useatoothbrush (Useatoothbrush) on Saturday, May 24, 2003 - 04:32 pm: Edit

According to for 2002 college-bound seniors (using the link listed above for percentiles by gender for composite scores):

418 males and 198 females got 1600
290 males and 190 females got 1590
263 males and 134 females got 1580
478 males and 283 females got 1570
404 males and 248 females got 1560
720 males and 430 females got 1550

The 90th percentile for males is at 1300; the 95th is at 1370. The 99th percentile for males is at 1470; the 99+ is listed at 1530.
The 90th percentile for females is at 1280; the 95th is at 1350. The 99th percentile for females is at 1450; the 99+ is listed at 1520.

There were 616,201 males taking the test and 711,630 females. Though there was a non-neglible difference in the numbers of each gender taking the test, there are more boys scoring higher for each composite score than girls until you go down to 1180, which is at the 73rd percentile for boys and the 80th for girls.

At the low end of the scale, more girls get low scores than boys. The 10th percentile for boys is at 770; the 10th for girls is at 740. The 5th for boys is at 690; the 5th for girls is at 670. The lowest percentile corresponds to a 520 for boys and 510 for girls. 212 boys get a 400 (lowest score possible); 299 girls get that score. 64 boys for a 410, but 99 girls.

The percentiles only coincidence at the high end and low ends of the scale. Scores in the middle are higher percentiles for girls than they are for boys. The mean score for males is 1042 and the mean for females is 1002, and the males have a standard deviation of 212 while the females have one of 205.

Boys consistently outperform girls on the test. That's about all there is to it. I suppose you could analyze the berakdown of math vs. verbal and see what impact that has on scores, but I don't feel like doing that.

By O71394658 (O71394658) on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 09:40 pm: Edit

OMG. A thread about me. I feel so honored. But seriously, I must've been in a bad mood or something when I posted that. Sorry if I offended anyone.

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