Welcome to the website of the ‘State-Wide Exit Examination Study

The study focuses on investigating how the implementation of standardized exit examination systems affects students, teachers, schools, instruction, and the educational system. Taking the implementation of state-wide exit examinations (Zentralabitur) in the German states of Bremen and Hesse as a case study, we are able to analyze the change from a class-based to a state-wide examination system. The longitudinal study allows for a differentiated analysis of effects, taking different perspectives and key questions into account.