To which gender's disadvantage are school grades biased - girls or boys?

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School grades do not only provide students with feedback on their current performance, they also determine the chances of admission to universities and the success of job applications. The question of whether teachers evaluate irrespective of gender is therefore very important. Traditionally, the issue of gender fairness has mostly focused on discrimination against girls. In recent decades, however, there has been much media debate about whether the school system also discriminates against boys. This article summarizes the current state of research on whether the same school performance by girls and boys is graded differently.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe In-Mind
Issue number42: Gender Special Issue
Publication statusPublished - 12.2019