publication . Article . 2014

Does China¡¯s National College Entrance Exam Effectively Evaluate Applicants?

Wei Hu; Feng Li; Li Gan;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014 Journal: Frontiers of Economics in China, volume 9, issue 2 June, pages 174-182
Abstract
Based on micro-level student data from one Chinese academic institution, we study the validity of the national college entrance exam from the perspective of student performance in college and employment prospects after graduation. We find that the current college entrance exam could reflect the students¡¯ learning ability to a certain degree, providing a relatively valid evaluation. Demonstration of well-rounded development ability should be an important factor in the evaluation system. Based on our empirical results, we give some suggestions for college entrance exam reform.
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: education
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATIONComputingMilieux_THECOMPUTINGPROFESSION
free text keywords: national college entrance exam, evaluation validity, empirical analysis, jel:C25, jel:I28
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