Countries' grading practices may have unintended consequences

Behavioral characteristics seen as unrelated to learning are being factored into students' grades, and may be elevating the grades of female students and students from affluent backgrounds, according to a recent international study. The study of 17 countries by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development shows that such an approach to student grading may put boys at a disadvantage and affect their self-esteem.

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