ERIC Number: ED163088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The GRE-Q Coaching/Instruction Study. GRE Board Professional Report GREB No. 71-5aP.
Evans, Franklin R.
A special course was designed to aid undergraduate subjects in preparing for the Graduate Record Examination--Quantitative (GRE-Q). The course included a short one-session discussion (Anxiety Reduction Session) of the GRE and its uses, and four sessions devoted to specific instruction in the basic mathematics required for the test and strategies for approaching the various types of questions. The content outline of the course is included. The course was offered to junior-year volunteers at 12 colleges. Colleges were selected so as to maximize the participation of black and Chicano students; predominantly white schools were also included. Detailed results are presented; however, the reader is cautioned that the differences observed in the analyses, while statistically significant, may be due to factors not under the control of the investigator such as differential attrition rates and levels of motivation for various subject groups. The results of the analyses suggested that: (1) there was a small, consistent increase in GRE-Q scores due to the overall program; (2) the increase appeared to occur early in the program; and (3) there was no evidence that the program was differentially effective for the sexes or the ethnic groups studied. (Author/ROF)
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Black Students, College Entrance Examinations, Cultural Differences, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Instructional Programs, Mathematics, Mexican Americans, Program Effectiveness, Racial Differences, Sex Differences, Test Coaching, Test Wiseness, Testing Problems, Tutorial Programs, Tutoring, White Students
Graduate Record Examinations, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08541 (free while supplies last)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: Graduate Record Examinations
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