Math Scores in High Stakes Grades

Produced by: 
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Available from: 
May 2019
Paper author(s): 
Giorgio Brunello
David Kiss
Topic: 
Education - Health
Year: 
2019

We investigate whether tests taken during a high stakes grade by German primary and secondary students produce higher math scores than in lower stakes grades. We identify a high stakes grade with the final grade of primary or secondary school, because good performance in that grade can affect future opportunities. Our difference-in-differences estimates show that high stakes increase math scores on average by 0.17 to 0.23 standard deviations, a sizeable effect.

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