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ERIC Number: EJ894583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0272-7757
The Effects of Accountability on Higher Education
Rezende, Marcelo
Economics of Education Review, v29 n5 p842-856 Oct 2010
This paper analyzes the effects of a higher education accountability system in Brazil. For each discipline, colleges were assigned a grade that depended on the scores of their students on the ENC, an annual mandatory exam. These grades were then disclosed to the public and colleges were rewarded or penalized based on them. I find that the ENC had a positive effect on the education and the proportion of full-time faculty and that it increased the number of vacancies offered, applicants and enrollments. Colleges were affected differently depending on grades, ownership and academic organization, changing the distribution of students among them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil