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Assessment of the University Admissions Process in Spain: Some Factors


Anna Cuxart


Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Manuel Marti


Polytechnic University of Catalunya

Ferran Ferrer


Autonomous University of Barcelona


Economic Working Paper 255

Abstract:     
The context where the university admissions exams are performed is presented and the main concerns about these exams are outlined and discussed from a statistical point of view. The paper offers an illustration of the use of random coefficient models in the study of educational data. The association between two individual scores (one internal and the other external to the school) and the effect of the school in the external exam is analyzed by a regression model with random intercept and fixed slope. A variance component model for the analysis of the grading process is also presented. The paper ends with an outline of the main findings and the presentation of some specific proposals to improve and control the equity of the system. Some pedagogic reflections are also included.

JEL Classification: C89, I19

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Date posted: May 5, 1998  

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Cuxart, Anna and Marti, Manuel and Ferrer, Ferran, Assessment of the University Admissions Process in Spain: Some Factors. Economic Working Paper 255. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=62290

Contact Information

Anna Cuxart Jardi (Contact Author)
Universitat Pompeu Fabra ( email )
Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27
Barcelona, 08005
Spain
34-93-542-27-48 (Phone)
34-93-542-17-46 (Fax)
Manuel Marti Recober
Polytechnic University of Catalunya ( email )
Diagonal 647, 08028
Barcelona 08028
Spain
Ferran Ferrer
Autonomous University of Barcelona ( email )
Carrer de Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 282
Campus UAB
Barcelona, Barcelona 08041
SPAIN
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