ERIC Number: ED218573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Utility of the GRE Analytical Score for Selection into a Graduate Program in Educational Psychology.
Mowsesian, Richard; Hays, William L.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Aptitude Test has been in use since 1938. In 1975 the GRE Aptitude Test was broadened to include an experimental set of items designed to tap a respondent's recognition of logical relationships and consistency of interrelated statements, and to make inferences from abstract relationships. To test the predictive efficiency of the GRE analytical score as a separate part of the admission process to a graduate program in Educational Psychology, GRE Aptitude scores, sex, and ethnicity of 472 subjects were analyzed. Results showed that the Analytical Score contributed little to the predictive efficiency of graduate school admission when used in combination with the other GRE scores, but was equally useful when used independently. Sex differences were noted only on Quantitative Scores. For foreign and minority groups, other selection criteria influenced admission decisions more than the GRE Aptitude Scores. The findings suggest that the Analytical Reasoning component of the GRE Aptitude Test may provide a way to tap independent thinking and analytical reasoning powers prior to making the admission decision. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Graduate Record Examinations
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (5th, Austin, TX, February 11-13, 1982).