ERIC Number: ED163089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Development and Pilot Testing of Criterion Rating Scales. GRE Board Professional Report GREB No. 73-1P.
Carlson, Alfred B.; And Others
Rating scales of the "scaled behavioral expectation" type were developed to measure the constructs of independence and initiative, conscientiousness, enthusiasm, critical facility, teaching skills, research and experimentation, communication, and persistence. The scales were used by faculty in three psychology departments, two chemistry departments, and one English department, who indicated the skills and behavior which were expected of graduate students in their department. The following data were also collected: faculty member's estimate of confidence for each rating; Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Aptitude and Advanced Test scores; amount of graduate work completed; and undergraduate and graduate grade point average. The scales were found to have only minimal reliability and rather high intercorrelations. Further research on the scales is necessary before they can be used with any confidence. The available data did not suggest any striking relationship between GRE scores and faculty ratings; thus, it is doubtful that such ratings would be useful as criteria in GRE validity studies. (Author/ROF)
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Chemistry, College Entrance Examinations, College Faculty, English, Evaluation Criteria, Grade Point Average, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Predictive Validity, Psychology, Scores, Student Behavior, Student Evaluation, Test Construction, Test Reliability, Test Validity
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; Rater Reliability
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