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Russian Unified National Exams (UNE) and academic performance of ICEF HSE students


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  • Zamkov, Oleg

    (ICEF, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia)

  • Peresetsky, Anatoly

    (Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia)


Starting from 2008, the admission to the BSc program at the ICEF (NRU HSE) is done by the UNE results. 2008 was a transition year: both UNE and internal HSE exams results were counted. Since 2009 the regulations stay stable — only the UNE and Olympiads’ results have been taken into account. In the article the academic success factors for the students admitted in 2009–2011, after 1, 2, and 3 years of study, are analyzed. It has been shown that the students — Olympiads’ winners consistently show better results than other students, other factors equal. The UNE results are still significant for academic performance forecast after 3 years of study. But the final rating of the student after the first year accumulates almost completely the information which the UNE and Olympiads results contain. Region of a student’s school is not significant and gender is marginally significant for future academic performance.

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Article provided by Publishing House "SINERGIA PRESS" in its journal Applied Econometrics.

Volume (Year): 30 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 93-114

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Keywords: college admissions; Russian Unified National Exam; olympiads; predicting GPA; ICEF HSE; LSE; GPA; predictive power; drop-out probability;

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