Vedantam, S. (2015, September 1). Hard evidence: Teachers’ unconscious biases contribute To gender disparity. Retrieved from

An interview with Shankar Vedantam about a study conducted in Isreal that tracked over 3,000 students and their progress within math programs over the years. The study uncovered strong evidence of gender bias with the scoring of math tests administered to students in 6th grade. The same students were tracked through high school, where female students were less likely to take advanced math courses than their male peers. Female students who did end up taking higher-level math courses were found to have mothers with the same level of education as their fathers, which seemed to buffer the bias they experienced in the classroom.