If you’ve ever wondered why some students perform better under time constraints, researchers at Vanderbilt’s Kennedy Center have some new answers. It turns out that during teen and preteen years, females have distinctly faster processing abilities. While girls and boys have similar overall intelligence levels, girls consistantly outperform boys boys in timed activities. Researchers say this study shows that educators need to focus on teaching each individual student, rather than teaching one large classroom. Click here to watch a video on this study.