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ERIC Number: EJ1076235
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
Discrimination against Students with Foreign Backgrounds: Evidence from Grading in Swedish Public High Schools
Hinnerich, Bjorn Tyrefors; Höglin, Erik; Johannesson, Magnus
Education Economics, v23 n6 p660-676 2015
We rigorously test for discrimination against students with foreign backgrounds in high school grading in Sweden. We analyse a random sample of national tests in the Swedish language graded both non-blindly by the student's own teacher and blindly without any identifying information. The increase in the test score due to non-blind grading is significantly higher for students with a Swedish background. This discrimination effect is sizeable, about 10% of the mean or 20% of the standard deviation of the blind test score.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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