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Gender grading bias in junior high school mathematics

Petter Berg, Ola Palmgren and Björn Tyrefors

Applied Economics Letters, 2020, vol. 27, issue 11, 915-919

Abstract: 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.

Date: 2020
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