ERIC Number: ED166237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Alternate Methods of Equating GRE Advanced Tests. Project Report PR 71-17 (October 1971). GRE Board Professional Report GREB No. 69-2P.
When two different forms of a particular test are given to different groups of candidates, it is often necessary to make the test results for the two tests or groups as comparable as possible; the statistical process used for this purpose is termed equating. Two different methods of equating Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Advanced Tests were compared. One method used data from a group of items that were common to both tests, while the other method used data from the GRE verbal aptitude test and quantitative aptitude test, also taken by both groups of candidates. The results of 158 equatings for the 17 GRE Advanced Tests were tabulated and presented graphically. Out of the 17 different test series, nine different series had equating differences at one end or the other of the score distribution equal to about one half a standard deviation, and about three percent of the 158 equatings had differences of over one standard deviation. (Author/CTM)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Aptitude Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Comparative Analysis, Equated Scores, Goodness of Fit, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Statistical Analysis
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