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Addendum to Concepts First Paper: A Student Deficit Model is Untenable in Understanding a Demographic Grade Gap

  title={Addendum to Concepts First Paper: A Student Deficit Model is Untenable in Understanding a Demographic Grade Gap},
  author={David J. Webb},
This addendum shows that a demographic grade gap is best understood using a course deficit model rather than the more common student deficit model. Students from a concepts-first class took the same final exam as the three other classes that were offered at the same time so the grade gaps between different demographic groups from each class can be compared. It is found that students identifying as members of a racial/ethnic group underrepresented in physics had higher final exam grades than… Expand

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