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Assessment Drives Learning: The Effect of Central Exit Exams on Curricular Knowledge and Mathematical Literacy 0 0 4 90 0 1 11 473
Central exit examinations increase performance... but take the fun out of mathematics 0 0 1 57 1 2 10 181
Die Gewerbesteuer seit der Unternehmensteuerreform 2008: Steigt die Steuerbelastung und die Gefahr der Substanzbesteuerung? Eine empirische Analyse 1 1 4 36 5 5 9 138
Dynamische Lohneffekte beruflicher Weiterbildung 0 0 1 72 0 0 7 285
Early Detection of Students at Risk - Predicting Student Dropouts Using Administrative Student Data and Machine Learning Methods 0 0 7 36 0 0 20 47
Early Detection of Students at Risk - Predicting Student Dropouts Using Administrative Student Data and Machine Learning Methods Abstract: High rates of student attrition in tertiary education are a major concern for universities and public policy, as dropout is not only costly for the students but also wastes public funds. To successfully reduce student attrition, it is imperative to understand which students are at risk of dropping out and what are the underlying determinants of dropout. We develop an early detection system (EDS) that uses machine learning and classic regression techniques to predict student success in tertiary education as a basis for a targeted intervention. The method developed in this paper is highly standardized and can be easily implemented in every German institution of higher education, as it uses student performance and demographic data collected, stored, and maintained by legal mandate at all German universities and therefore self-adjusts to the university where it is employed. The EDS uses regression analysis and machine learning methods, such as neural networks, decision trees and the AdaBoost algorithm to identify student characteristics which distinguish potential dropouts from graduates. The EDS we present is tested and applied on a medium-sized state university with 23,000 students and a medium-sized private university of applied sciences with 6,700 students. Both institutes of higher education differ considerably in their organization, tuition fees and student-teacher ratios. Our results indicate a prediction accuracy at the end of the first semester of 79% for the state university and 85% for the private university of applied sciences. Furthermore, accuracy of the EDS increases with each completed semester as new performance data becomes available. After the fourth semester, the accuracy improves to 90% for the state university and 95% for the private university of applied sciences. At the day of enrollment the accuracy, relying only on demographic data, is 68% for the state university and 67% for the private university 3 9 70 181 17 50 256 628
Early Detection of Students at Risk – Predicting Student Dropouts Using Administrative Student Data and Machine Learning Methods 6 20 83 155 21 59 253 384
Education: Optimal Choice and Efficient Policy 0 1 2 16 0 1 6 41
Extracurricular Educational Programs and School Readiness: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment with Preschool Children 0 0 3 8 0 0 12 47
Extracurricular educational programs and school readiness: Evidence from a quasi-experiment with preschool children 0 0 0 14 0 1 19 70
Extracurricular educational programs and school readiness: evidence from a quasi-experiment with preschool children 0 1 1 51 0 2 7 64
How do tax incentives affect business investment? Evidence from German bonus depreciation 0 1 5 30 0 5 29 52
Innovation im Steuerrecht: Wie kann die Thesaurierungsbegünstigung eine annähernd belastungsneutrale Besteuerung von Personen- und Kapitalgesellschaften gewährleisten? 0 0 2 45 1 1 8 186
Much Ado about Nothing? The Role of Primary School Catchment Areas for Ethnic School Segregation. Evidence from a Policy Reform 0 0 0 14 1 3 21 122
Quiet Please! Adverse Effects of Noise on Child Development 0 0 5 63 0 2 16 159
Quiet please! Adverse effects of noise on child development 0 0 0 42 1 2 14 88
Quiet please! Adverse effects of noise on child development 0 0 2 26 2 9 20 34
School Choice in German Primary Schools: How binding are school districts? 0 0 5 66 1 2 20 317
Segregation in primary schools - Do school districts really matter? Evidence from policy reforms 0 0 1 61 1 1 4 152
Tax Incentives and Business Investment: Evidence from German Bonus Depreciation 0 0 4 42 0 1 12 161
Taxing Mobile Capital with Labor Market Imperfections 0 0 0 45 1 1 6 243
Teacher Quality and Incentives: Theoretical and Empirical Effects of Standards on Teacher Quality 1 4 7 227 1 8 44 832
Teacher quality and incentives - Theoretical and empirical effects of standards on teacher quality 0 0 1 124 1 2 20 477
The Effect of Central Exit Examinations on Student Achievement: Quasi-experimental Evidence from TIMSS Germany 0 0 2 171 0 1 17 614
The effect of free primary school choice on ethnic groups – Evidence from a policy reform 0 0 0 38 1 2 9 120
Welchen Einfluss hat die Wohnumgebung auf die Grundschulwahl von Eltern? Analysen zur Bedeutung von kontextuellen und familiären Merkmalen auf das Wahlverhalten 0 0 0 23 0 0 9 117
What Can Go Wrong Will Go Wrong: Birthday Effects and Early Tracking in the German School System 0 1 2 91 0 1 15 963
What can go wrong will go wrong: Birthday effects and early tracking in the German school system 0 2 5 59 0 2 34 284
Total Working Papers 11 40 217 1,883 55 164 908 7,279


Journal Article File Downloads Abstract Views
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Assessment drives learning: The effect of central exit exams on curricular knowledge and mathematical literacy 0 1 1 14 0 1 4 88
Central exit examinations increase performance... but take the fun out of mathematics 0 3 9 54 3 8 21 155
Comment on M. Hoel, “Emission Taxes versus Other Environmental Policies” 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Competition for stars and audiences: an analysis of alternative institutional settings 0 0 0 27 1 5 9 98
Die Auswirkungen zentraler Abschlussprüfungen auf die Schulleistung: quasi-experimentelle Befunde aus der deutschen TIMSS-Stichprobe 0 0 1 64 0 1 6 559
Die Struktur kollektiver Lohnverhandlungen und ausfließende Direktinvestitionen in der OECD / The Structure of Collective Bargaining and Foreign Investment Outflows in the OECD 0 0 0 7 1 1 5 67
Eco-Dumping, Capital Mobility, and International Trade 0 0 1 48 1 1 4 274
Ende der Hauptschule – Ausweg aus der Bildungsmisere? 0 0 0 44 0 1 2 209
Energy taxation: Reasons for discriminating in favor of the production sector 0 0 0 39 0 0 6 171
Extracurricular educational programs and school readiness: evidence from a quasi-experiment with preschool children 0 0 0 14 1 2 22 67
Fair ranking of teachers 0 0 0 38 0 2 4 370
Government versus Union. The Structure of Optimal Taxation in a Unionized Labor Market 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 269
Im Frühjahr geborene Kinder haben schlechtere Bildungschancen 0 0 0 58 0 1 4 232
Incentives to participate in an international environmental agreement 0 0 1 147 0 2 9 387
International Differences in Student Achievement: An Economic Perspective 0 0 3 108 1 2 13 400
Introduction to the special issue on Redesigning the Welfare State for Aging Societies 0 0 1 9 0 1 4 39
Involuntary Unemployment and Environmental Policy: The Double Dividend Hypothesis 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2
Kooperation von Bund und Ländern in der Bildungspolitik: Bildungsföderalismus in der Kritik 0 0 7 15 1 4 17 42
Much Ado about Nothing? The Role of Primary School Catchment Areas For Ethnic School Segregation: Evidence From a Policy Reform 0 0 1 2 1 2 8 36
School segregation in St. Petersburg – the role of socioeconomic status 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 6
Schulwahl als bildungspolitisches Steuerungsinstrument 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 41
Taxing Mobile Capital with Labor Market Imperfections 0 0 0 39 0 1 3 175
Teacher Quality and Incentives: Theoretical and Empirical Effects of Standards on Teacher Quality 0 0 1 1 0 2 15 465
The Effect Of Central Exit Examinations On Student Achievement: Quasi-Experimental Evidence From TIMSS Germany 0 0 5 107 0 1 19 425
The effect of free primary school choice on ethnic groups — Evidence from a policy reform 1 1 2 16 1 2 8 88
Union wage setting and progressive income taxation with heterogeneous labor: theory and evidence from the German income tax reforms 1986-1990 0 0 2 45 0 0 4 128
Vermögensteuer: Steuergerechtigkeit und zusätzliches Steuereinkommen oder Belastung für den Standort Deutschland? 0 0 2 35 2 2 8 170
Why Young Boys Stumble: Early Tracking, Age and Gender Bias in the German School System 0 1 6 55 0 3 23 225
»Akademisierungswahn«: Studieren zu viele? 0 0 0 37 0 0 4 268
Total Journal Articles 1 6 43 1,023 13 49 235 5,457


Book File Downloads Abstract Views
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Bildungsindikatoren im internationalen Vergleich: Bestandsaufnahme und kritische Würdigung 0 0 0 5 0 0 4 37
Total Books 0 0 0 5 0 0 4 37


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