Our experiment suggests teachers are identifying Black students as potentially having disabilities more often than white students who produced the same answers to math problems. Further, girls are not being given equal chances to be placed in gifted programs even when they give answers identical to those given by boys.
OK, so stereotypes have power for teachers. In all the testing we do we do find black boys and girls generally doing less well in maths. So, that’s a fact about life which will create the stereotype in the minds of the teachers.