Working Paper No. 1263

Gender Grading Bias in Junior High School Mathematics

Published: February 13, 2019Pages: 10Keywords: Educational economics; Gender; Grading bias; Mathematics JEL-codes: I20; I24; I28; J16

Gender Grading Bias in Junior High School Mathematics Petter Berg, Ola Palmgren and Björn Tyrefors


Admission to high school in Sweden is based on the final grades from junior high. This paper 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 final grades, as the grades are not externally evaluated. The results show a substantial grading difference, consistent with grading bias against boys.​

Björn Tyrefors

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Integrating Immigrants into the Nordic Labour Markets

An Overall Perspective

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Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden face similar problems of integrating large groups of immigrants, especially low-educated ones from outside the EU, into their labour markets. In this volume, edited by Lars Calmfors, IFN, and Nora Sánchez Gassen in cooperation with researchers from across the Nordic Region analyse how labour market integration of immigrants can be promoted. 

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