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Exams Disadvantage Female Biology Students

VU International News and Reviews No. 101 November 20 2017

November 2017

In a study “Exams disadvantage women in introductory biology” published in PLOS One, scholars from the University of Minnesota and Stanford have found that for female students, their performance in exams and a poorer predictor of their overall performance, including lab work and writing assignments, than for men. They found that test-anxiety impact female students worse than male. The study was based on a sample of 1500 students.

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