The debate on academic achievement is a heated issue that involves all the higher education contexts. This paper attempts to provide an indicator that can make the measurement of university student performance easier and that can be easily applied to different systems, making comparisons more fair. The Italian University System is used as a starting point to make several considerations on the current measures and to build up a new performance indicator. Then, a generalization for other marking systems is shown and finally a quantile regression is performed to investigate some determinants of the new performance indicator, also with respect to the current one.

Adelfio, G., Boscaino, G., & Capursi, V. (2014). A new indicator for higher education student performance. HIGHER EDUCATION, 67 [10.1007/s10734-014-9737-x].

A new indicator for higher education student performance

ADELFIO, Giada;BOSCAINO, Giovanni;CAPURSI, Vincenza
2014

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The debate on academic achievement is a heated issue that involves all the higher education contexts. This paper attempts to provide an indicator that can make the measurement of university student performance easier and that can be easily applied to different systems, making comparisons more fair. The Italian University System is used as a starting point to make several considerations on the current measures and to build up a new performance indicator. Then, a generalization for other marking systems is shown and finally a quantile regression is performed to investigate some determinants of the new performance indicator, also with respect to the current one.
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Adelfio, G., Boscaino, G., & Capursi, V. (2014). A new indicator for higher education student performance. HIGHER EDUCATION, 67 [10.1007/s10734-014-9737-x].
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