Latent ability: grades and test scores systematically underestimate the intellectual ability of negatively stereotyped students.

Abstract

Past research has assumed that group differences in academic performance entirely reflect genuine differences in ability. In contrast, extending research on stereotype threat, we suggest that standard measures of academic performance are biased against non-Asian ethnic minorities and against women in quantitative fields. This bias results not from the… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2009.02417.x

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