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Applied Economics Letters

Gender Grading Bias in Junior High School Mathematics

Scientific Article in English
Berg, Petter, Ola Palmgren and Björn Tyrefors (2020). “Gender Grading Bias in Junior High School Mathematics”. Applied Economics Letters 27(11), 915–919.

Petter Berg, Ola Palmgren, Björn Tyrefors

Admission to high school in Sweden is based on the final grades from junior high. This article compares students’ final mathematics grade with new data from a high school introductory test score in mathematics. Both the grades and the test are based on the same syllabus, but teachers enjoy great discretion when deciding grades. The results show a substantial grading difference, consistent with grading bias against boys.

Björn Tyrefors

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