Un-Timed Math Tests Could Improve Scores For Girls

In this article in The Atlantic, Emily Richmond discusses the effect timed math tests have on the gender gap in students’ scores. Research shows that males respond better to competitive incentives than their female counterparts, but a new study published in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization suggests that increasing the number of rounds of competition or removing the time element altogether can level the playing field for girls and boys.

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