Measuring Success in Education: The Role of Effort on the Test Itself

Tests measuring and comparing educational achievement are an important policy tool. We experimentally show that offering students extrinsic incentives to put forth effort on such achievement tests has differential effects across cultures. Offering incentives to U.S. students, who generally perform p...

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Main Author: Sadoff, Sally
List, John A
Livingston, Jeffrey
Qin, Xiangdong
Xu, Yang
Gneezy, Uri
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: National Bureau of Economic Research 01.11.2017
Data of publication: 20171101
Series: NBER Working Paper Series
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Online Access: Fulltext
Database: NBER Working Papers
NBER Technical Working Papers Archive
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