Grade Expectations [E-Book] / Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Paris : OECD Publishing, 2013
4 p. ; 21 x 29.7cm.
PISA in Focus ; 26
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Countries vary in the way they use marks, but they all tend to reward the mastery of skills and attitudes that promote learning. Teachers tend to give girls and socio-economically advantaged students better school marks, even if they don’t have better performance and attitudes than boys and socio-economically disadvantaged students. It seems that marks not only measure students’ progress in school, they also indicate the skills, behaviours, habits and attitudes that are valued in school.