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Examination Rules and Student Effort

Jochen Michaelis and Benjamin Schwanebeck ()

MAGKS Papers on Economics from Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung)

Abstract: This paper contributes to the economics of examination rules. We show how rational students reallocate their learning effort as a response to a charge for the second exam attempt, a cap on the maximum resit mark, an adjustment of the passing standard, a variation of the time span between two attempts, a minimum requirement to qualify for the second attempt, and a malus points account. The effort maximizing rule is the malus account, a charge for the second attempt delivers the highest overall passing probability.

Keywords: student performance; resits; examination rules; standard setting; higher education (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D81 I21 I23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 14 pages
Date: 2016
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