Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

Social and Educational Impact from the Introduction of National Exams in Greek High Schools: First Findings


Author Info

  • Panaretos, John


In 1997 the Greek Government introduced a law by which the assessment of the students in Greek Lyceums (High Schools) changed. According to the new law the assessment of the 10th and the 11th grade students is based, for the first time, not only on their in school performance as assessed by their teachers but also on national written exams taken by all students in all subjects taught in school. The overall assessment will then be used as the only factor taken into account for entrance to higher education institutions. The new system was used for the first time in the year 1998-1999 and the first national exams for the 11th grade of all Greek High Schools took place in June 1999. In this paper we present the results of a survey that was conducted in September 1999 to assess the performance of students of the 11th grade as well as of students of the 10th grade in order to ascertain the first educational and social implications of the new system. This study is the first attempt in this direction. A comparison is also presented of the performance of students in the school year 1998-1999 to the results of the previous year 1997-1998, when no national exams were used.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL:
File Function: original version
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 6354.

as in new window
Date of creation: 2000
Date of revision:
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:6354

Contact details of provider:
Postal: Schackstr. 4, D-80539 Munich, Germany
Phone: +49-(0)89-2180-2219
Fax: +49-(0)89-2180-3900
Web page:
More information through EDIRC

Related research

Keywords: Educational systems; Mean grade in exams; Percentage of failure in exams; Region of schools; Size of schools; Type of schools;

Find related papers by JEL classification:


No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.



This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.


Access and download statistics


When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:6354. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Ekkehart Schlicht).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.