EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Publicizing the results of standardized external tests: does it have an effect on school outcomes?

Brindusa Anghel, Antonio Cabrales (), Jorge Sainz () and Ismael Sanz ()

IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 2015, vol. 4, issue 1, 1-20

Abstract: We study the effect of standardized external tests on students’ academic outcomes. We exploit the fact that only one of the 17 Spanish regions started doing and publishing the results of standardized tests in 2005 and apply a difference-in-difference methodology using outcomes of the PISA study from 2000 to 2009. We later confirm our results using synthetic control methods. Employing data from a single country allows us to minimize biases arising from differences in legal frameworks, social or cultural environments. Our econometric analysis lends plausibility to the hypothesis that this type of test significantly improves student outcomes. A key novelty is that our exams do not have academic consequences for the students, so effects have to come directly from the impact on teachers and administrators. JEL codes: I20, I21 Copyright Anghel et al.; licensee Springer. 2015

Keywords: External and standardized tests; PISA; Difference-in-difference; Synthetic control methods (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://hdl.handle.net/10.1186/s40174-014-0029-3 (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

Related works:
Working Paper: Publicizing the results of standardized external tests: Does it have an effect on school outcomes? (2013) Downloads
Working Paper: Publicizing the results of standardized external tests: does it have an effect on school outcomes? (2012) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:spr:izaels:v:4:y:2015:i:1:p:1-20:10.1186/s40174-014-0029-3

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer.com/economics/journal/40174

Access Statistics for this article

IZA Journal of European Labor Studies is currently edited by Sara de la Rica, Alan Barrett and Martin Kahanec

More articles in IZA Journal of European Labor Studies from Springer, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH (IZA)
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla ().

 
Page updated 2018-10-06
Handle: RePEc:spr:izaels:v:4:y:2015:i:1:p:1-20:10.1186/s40174-014-0029-3