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Frontiers of Economics in China

ISSN 1673-3444

ISSN 1673-3568(Online)

CN 11-5744/F

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Front. Econ. China    2014, Vol. 9 Issue (2) : 174-182
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Does China’s National College Entrance Exam Effectively Evaluate Applicants?
Wei Hu1,Feng Li2(),Li Gan3
1. Division of Human Resources, Ministry of Education of PRC, Beijing 100816, China
2. Feng Li
3. Department of Economics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
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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.

Keywords national college entrance exam      evaluation validity      empirical analysis     
Issue Date: 04 July 2014
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Wei Hu,Feng Li,Li Gan. Does China’s National College Entrance Exam Effectively Evaluate Applicants?[J]. Front. Econ. China, 2014, 9(2): 174-182.
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