ERIC Number: ED329183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
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Using Graduate Record Examination Scores in the Graduate Admissions Process at Glassboro State College.
Monahan, Thomas C.
The practice of requiring students seeking admission to a graduate program at Glassboro State College to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is discussed. The paper first reviews the GRE Program: the components of the general test itself; scoring; quantitative measurements; and subject areas. Next, the use of the GRE scores and how they are applied in the decision of graduate admission is examined, as well as the importance given to test results in the admission process. Included in this part of the discusssion is information regarding a national study of the performance levels of all examinees who took the General Test between October 1986 through September 1989. In addition, data is provided, drawn from Educational Testing Service tables, which present average estimated correlations between graduate first-year grade point averages (GPAs) and various predictors, such as GRE scores. Finally, data from local Glassboro State College are presented and analyzed concerning the relationships between and among undergraduate GPA, GRE General Test scores in verbal and quantitative ability, and graduate GPA at the conclusion of the first year of graduate study. A summary of major findings and conclusions are provided. Contains 12 references. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Glassboro State College NJ; Graduate Record Examinations