Why girls get better grades

Why do elementary school girls do better in school than boys? It's not because they're smarter (although females just passed males for IQ scores!). 

New research says it may be because teachers assign girls higher grades based on the children's "approaches toward learning." 

One of the study's authors put it th is way:

Teachers take a rough measure of what a child's attitude toward school is. These six items include:

- attentiveness

- task persistence

- eagerness to lera

- learning independence

- flexibility

- organization

As a general rule, girls are better in all those categories.

Here's the study:



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