Higher Education

, Volume 68, Issue 5, pp 653–668 | Cite as

A new indicator for higher education student performance

  • Adelfio Giada
  • Boscaino Giovanni
  • Capursi Vincenza
Article

Abstract

The debate on academic achievement is a heated issue that involves all the higher education contexts. This paper attempts to provide an indicator that can make the measurement of university student performance easier and that can be easily applied to different systems, making comparisons more fair. The Italian University System is used as a starting point to make several considerations on the current measures and to build up a new performance indicator. Then, a generalization for other marking systems is shown and finally a quantile regression is performed to investigate some determinants of the new performance indicator, also with respect to the current one.

Keywords

GPA Measurement of educational path Credits and marks Quantile regression 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adelfio Giada
    • 1
  • Boscaino Giovanni
    • 1
  • Capursi Vincenza
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Aziendali e StatisticheUniversity of PalermoPalermoItaly

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