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Analysis: Girls outperform boys in 4/5 of NY School Districts

Buffalo, N.Y. - Girls outperform boys in N.Y. school districts based on testing aimed at measuring students readiness for college or career.

The Buffalo journal Business First analyzed statistics for 670 districts across the state and found that girls are leading the way in 548 of them, while boys are ahead in just 119 districts. (The other three are tied.)

The breakdown is similar when the count is confined to Upstate New York, with girls ahead in 346 districts, boys in 93, and ties in two, according to the journals analysis.

The information was taken from testing in NYS Education Departments aspirational-performance standards for students who started high school in 2008 and graduated in 2012.

Aspirational performance is considered to be a measurement of a student's readiness for college or a career. An individual must complete three steps to meet the standard:

Achieve a score of 80 or better on any Regents math exam.

Achieve a score of 75 or better on the Regents English exam.

Graduate from high school.

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