New paper examining the influence of class sizes is out in BioScience

I’m a co-author on a new paper out today in BioScience! We examine the influence of class sizes on the performance of women and URM undergraduates in biology courses. We found that women underperformed on high stakes exams as class sizes increased, but that they outperformed men on non-exam assessments regardless of class size. URM students underperformed at all class sizes, suggesting other aspects of the educational environment influence their performance or learning. Read the paper here: https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/advance-article/doi/10.1093/biosci/biy056/5039567

This was the result of a collaboration between many institutions and was led by Cissy Ballen.

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