Pupils perform better in tests if they are told the exercise is to help them learn rather than to rank them against their classmates, according to a new study.

Girls in particular benefit from seeing tests as an opportunity for learning rather than a competition, in subjects where they traditionally lag behind boys.


Presenting exams as part of the curriculum, rather than an exercise in comparing pupils against one another, could make them more effective and help teenagers reach their full potential, experts said.


Researchers from Clermont Université in France studied the best method of setting tests in science lessons – a subject where girls are often reported to score lower marks than boys.
(via Tests ‘should not rank pupils against one another’ - Telegraph)

Pupils perform better in tests if they are told the exercise is to help them learn rather than to rank them against their classmates, according to a new study.

Girls in particular benefit from seeing tests as an opportunity for learning rather than a competition, in subjects where they traditionally lag behind boys.

Presenting exams as part of the curriculum, rather than an exercise in comparing pupils against one another, could make them more effective and help teenagers reach their full potential, experts said.

Researchers from Clermont Université in France studied the best method of setting tests in science lessons – a subject where girls are often reported to score lower marks than boys.

(via Tests ‘should not rank pupils against one another’ - Telegraph)

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