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A signalling model of school grades under different evaluation systems

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  • Maria De Paola

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  • Vincenzo Scoppa

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 101 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (November)
Pages: 199-212

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Handle: RePEc:kap:jeczfn:v:101:y:2010:i:3:p:199-212

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Keywords: Education; Signalling; School grades; Evaluation systems; D02; H42; I28;

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  1. De Witte, Kristof & Geys, Benny & Solondz, Catharina, 2014. "Public expenditures, educational outcomes and grade inflation: Theory and evidence from a policy intervention in the Netherlands," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 40(C), pages 152-166.
  2. Michael Siegenthaler, 2011. "Can a standardized aptitude test predict training success of apprentices? Evidence from a case study in Switzerland," Economics of Education Working Paper Series 0054, University of Zurich, Institute for Strategy and Business Economics (ISU).
  3. De Witte, Kristof & Geys, Benny & Solondz, Catharina, 2012. "Public expenditures, educational outcomes and grade inflation: Theory and evidence from a policy intervention in the Netherlands," Discussion Papers, Research Professorship & Project "The Future of Fiscal Federalism" SP II 2012-111, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).
  4. Christoph Helbach, 2012. "The Interplay of Standardized Tests and Incentives – An Econometric Analysis with Data from PISA 2000 and PISA 2009," Ruhr Economic Papers 0356, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universität Dortmund, Universität Duisburg-Essen.
  5. Michael Siegenthaler, 2011. "Can a Standardized Aptitude Test Predict Training Success of Apprentices? Evidence from a Case Study in Switzerland," KOF Working papers 11-270, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich.

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