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Grading Girls Higher

Teachers give girls higher grades than boys, according to a new study in the British Journal of Sociology and Education.

Researchers analyzed exam results for 10th-grade students. They found that when results were graded anonymously, girls scored higher in language and boys scored higher in math. When teachers graded the test non-anonymously, they graded girls ahead in both subjects.

Why is this? Researchers say that there might be a bias against boys because they are less likely to be quiet and organized in class. As jokey as that might sound, it’s worth considering. Discouragement in boys can have a snowball effect. An excellent book on this topic is the 2000 book called Raising Cain. IMHO, a must-read for boy parents!

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