2020

Gender Grading Bias in Junior High School Mathematics

Reprint No. 2020:42

Author(s): Petter Berg, Ola Palmgren and Björn TyreforsYear: 2020 Title: Applied Economics Letters Volume (No.): 27 (11) Pages: 915–919
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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.


Reference:
Berg, Petter, Ola Palmgren and Björn Tyrefors (2020), "Gender Grading Bias in Junior High School Mathematics". Applied Economics Letters 27(11), 915–919.

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