Measuring Implicit Bias in Schools: Bias Among the Well-Intentioned

February 28, 2022

School administrators around the country are debating policy changes and professional development. Recent research suggests that teachers’ implicit biases may impact student results, underscoring the need for these discussions. It is tough to quantify implicit prejudice in teachers because it is not always part of the evaluation process that school districts and administrators go through – it is not always part of looking at teachers in the classroom. While there has been much theoretical research on teacher biases, quantifiable confirmation of the link between biases and outcomes has only lately become available.