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GRE Quantitative Scores by Race, Sex, and Year

When analyzed by race and sex over a three year period, 1997 to 1999, Graduate Record Examination Quantitative scores varied by an average of only 2.5 points, with the largest variation being Indian men with a 19 point difference between 1997 and 1999.  Conversely, the average difference between the sexes was 65 points, with the biggest difference being the 73 point spread between White men and women and the smallest being the 42 point spread between Black men and women.   The average difference between the sexes was thus 26 times larger than the average error that may be caused by inaccuracies in the test scores.  Even the anomaly in the 1997 score for Indian men didn't change the difference between Indian men and Indian women by that much (from 52 to 69 points).  Considering that the average difference between the sexes was 65 points, and that the difference between White men and White women was 73 points, it's likely that this anomaly in 1997 was an actual math error made when the scores were being tabulated.  No other race or sex showed such a wide variation, and the 1998 and 1999 scores for Indian men were consistent with each other.

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The actual correlation between brain size and GRE scores for Asians, Blacks, and Whites by sex for these three years varied from r-squared of 0.872 to 0.8832

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1997-98

1998-99

1996-97

Race/sex

Number

Pct

Verbal

SD

Quanti tative

SD

Analy tical

SD

Number

Pct

Verbal

SD

Quanti tative

SD

Analytical

SD

Quanti tative
Indian

1,586

1

456

99

479

118

506

124

1,580

1

456

100

486

125

500

130

485
Men

588

<1

466

101

511

123

502

126

606

<1

467

105

525

130

510

133

530
Women

998

<1

451

97

459

110

508

124

974

<1

449

96

462

115

493

127

461
Asian

13,115

5

487

117

598

124

557

127

12,274

5

486

117

602

125

569

131

601
Men

5,097

2

490

121

638

117

566

131

4,853

2

491

120

640

120

555

137

643
Women

8,018

3

484

114

572

121

552

124

7,421

3

483

115

577

122

544

127

575
Black

22,923

8

391

90

416

112

423

111

22,124

9

392

91

417

116

416

113

419
Men

6,410

2

399

93

446

125

429

118

6,205

2

399

93

448

129

422

118

450
Women

16,513

6

388

88

404

104

421

109

15,919

6

389

90

405

108

414

110

408
Mexican

5,755

2

435

97

475

123

483

122

5,515

2

434

97

478

125

471

124

476
Men

2,120

1

449

101

517

131

495

126

2,011

1

447

100

516

132

481

126

516
Women

3,635

1

427

94

451

112

476

118

3,504

1

426

94

456

116

466

113

454
Puerto Rican

2,837

1

410

100

471

121

459

121

2,622

1

407

100

467

127

447

125

468
Men

1,148

<1

414

100

504

128

462

125

980

<1

415

105

509

132

460

129

505
Women

1,689

1

408

99

448

111

457

118

1,642

1

402

97

442

117

440

121

446
Hispanic

5,539

2

455

104

495

125

499

128

5,299

2

447

105

491

127

484

130

492
Men

1,923

1

472

108

543

127

514

131

1,793

1

465

111

538

129

499

135

542
Women

3,616

1

445

101

469

116

490

126

3,506

1

438

101

468

119

477

127

468
White

215,423

79

495

103

540

121

564

120

198,861

78

493

104

543

123

555

124

542
Men

76,441

28

512

105

586

121

578

122

70,345

28

508

105

588

123

568

127

589
Women

138,982

51

485

101

514

113

556

118

128,516

50

484

102

518

115

547

122

516
Other

7,118

3

510

118

541

131

555

132

7,119

3

507

117

540

133

540

135

544
Men

3,119

1

527

118

583

129

572

133

3,045

1

524

116

580

132

557

135

588
Women

3,999

2

497

116

509

123

541

130

4,074

2

493

116

510

126

528

133

512
Total

274,296

100

483

108

529

127

547

127

255,394

100

481

108

531

129

537

131

530
Men

96,846

35

500

110

576

128

563

130

89,838

35

496

110

577

131

552

134

578
Women

177,450

65

473

105

503

118

539

125

165,556

65

472

106

506

121

529

128

504

But after these three consistent years, in 2001-2002, average GRE scores increased 13 points, with Asian and White men showing the greatest increase (31 & 25 points respectively) and Mexican and Hispanic women showing the least increase (3 & 4 points respectively).  The red “X” on the following chart shows the 2001-2002 scores:

 

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This is a pretty significant increase in scores, and it’s not clear how it can be explained:

1.    The actual quality of graduate students increased this much?

2.    The ETS quietly dumbed down this test even further?

3.    The ETS failed to bend to political and politically correct pressure from feminazis and actually printed the TRUTH?

4.    Projects like FAME actually backfired on the IDIOTS who sponsored them?

5.    The gender gap is actually *increasing*, rapidly?

 The scores for males of every race except Puerto Ricans increased much greater than the females of that race. None of the increases changed the ranking of any race/sex pair, except where Mexican men previously scored notably lower than White women, they now score only one point lower.