When the Cat Is Near , the Mice Won ’ t Play : The Effect of External Examiners in Italian Schools

@inproceedings{Bertoni2013WhenTC,
  title={When the Cat Is Near , the Mice Won ’ t Play : The Effect of External Examiners in Italian Schools},
  author={Marco Bertoni and Giorgio Brunello and Lorenzo Rocco},
  year={2013}
}
We use a natural experiment to show that the presence of an external examiner has both a direct and an indirect negative effect on the performance of monitored classes in standardized educational tests. The direct effect is the difference in the test performance between classes of the same school with and without external examiners. The indirect effect is the difference in performance between unmonitored classes in schools with an external examiner and un-monitored classes in schools without… CONTINUE READING