Same Work , Lower Grade ? Student Ethnicity and Teachers ’ Subjective Assessments

@inproceedings{Ewijk2009SameW,
  title={Same Work , Lower Grade ? Student Ethnicity and Teachers ’ Subjective Assessments},
  author={R. J. G. Van Ewijk},
  year={2009}
}
Previous research shows that ethnic minority students perform poorer in school when they are taught by ethnic majority teachers. Why this is the case was unclear. This paper focuses on one important potential explanation: I examine whether ethnic majority teachers grade minority and majority students differently for the same work. Using an experiment, I rule out the existence of such a direct grading bias. I do find indirect evidence for alternative explanations: teachers report lower… CONTINUE READING

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