Fifty percent of male high school graduates said math was one of their favorite subjects, compared to just 43 percent of female high school graduates.
Girls are more likely than boys to earn credits in Alegrebra II, precalculus, advanced biology, chemistry, and health science.
In Science Literacy, students in 16 OECD countries scored significantly higher than U.S. students, and students in nine scored lower. The U.S. average scale score was 497. Scores ranged from 580 in Shangai-China to 373 in Peru.
Source: Programme for International Student Assessment, OECD, 2012.