The Effect of Grading Practices on Gender Differences in Academic Performance

@article{Bonesrnning2008TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Grading Practices on Gender Differences in Academic Performance},
  author={Hans Bonesr{\o}nning},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Bulletin of Economic Research},
  year={2008}
}
  • Hans Bonesrønning
  • Published 17 June 2008
  • Education
  • Wiley-Blackwell: Bulletin of Economic Research
This paper adds to the debate about the sources of the gender gaps in student outcomes by highlighting explanations related to interactions between teachers and students. The evidence comes from the lower secondary school in Norway. The teachers' grading practices are the focal point of the analysis. First, it is shown that girls are exposed to easier grading than boys. Thereafter, evidence is provided that both boys and girls are negatively affected when the teacher practises easy grading. The… 

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