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IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy
Comparing teachers’ assessments and national test results – evidence from Sweden
Abstract: This study compares results on national tests with
teachers’ assessment of student performance, by using Swedish data of grade
9 students (16 years old). I examine whether there are systematic
differences correlated with gender and ethnic background. That is, if the
relationship between school leaving certificates and national test results
differs between girls and boys or between natives and non-natives. The
results show that girls are more generously rewarded in teachers’
assessment compared to test results in all three subjects studied.
Non-native students are more generously rewarded in teachers’ assessment
compared to test results in two out of three subjects studied.
Keywords: School performance; gender; race; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: I21; (follow links to similar papers)
20 pages, October 16, 2007
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