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Gender Grading Bias in Junior High School Mathematics

Petter Berg, Ola Palmgren and Björn Tyrefors
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Petter Berg: Department of Economics, Postal: Stockholm University
Ola Palmgren: Department of Economics, Postal: Stockholm University

No 1263, Working Paper Series from Research Institute of Industrial Economics

Abstract: 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.​

Keywords: Educational economics; Gender; Grading bias; Mathematics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I20 I24 I28 J16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 10 pages
Date: 2019-02-13
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