The Effect Heterogeneity of Central Exams: Evidence from TIMSS, TIMSS-Repeat and PISA
AbstractThis paper uses extensive student-level micro databases of three international student achievement tests to estimate heterogeneity in the effect of external exit exams on student performance along three dimensions. First, quantile regressions show that the effect tends to increase with student ability. But it does not differ substantially for most measured family-background characteristics. Second, central exams have complementary effects to school autonomy. Third, the effect of central exit exams increases during the course of secondary education, and regular standardised examination exerts additional positive effects. Thus, there is substantial heterogeneity in the central exam effect along student, school and time dimensions.
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Date of creation: 2004
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central exams; student achievement; international education production function; effect heterogeneity; TIMSS; PISA;
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