Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/129287
Authors: 
Michaelis, Jochen
Schwanebeck, Benjamin
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Joint Discussion Paper Series in Economics 04-2016
Abstract: 
This paper contributes to the economics of examination rules. We show how rational students reallocate their learning effort as a response to a charge for the second exam attempt, a cap on the maximum resit mark, an adjustment of the passing standard, a variation of the time span between two attempts, a minimum requirement to qualify for the second attempt, and a malus points account. The effort maximizing rule is the malus account, a charge for the second attempt delivers the highest overall passing probability.
Subjects: 
student performance
resits
examination rules
standard setting
higher education
JEL: 
I21
I23
D81
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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