ERIC Number: ED364605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
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Differential Prediction of Graduate Student Achievement from Miller Analogies Test Scores.
House, J. Daniel; Keeley, Edward J.
Although the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is used extensively as an admissions test for graduate programs, relatively little research has examined the validity of the MAT for predicting subsequent graduate student achievement and no published studies have examined differential prediction of student performance from MAT scores. There were two purposes of this study. The first purpose was to investigate the validity of the MAT for predicting the achievement of graduate students in education. The second purpose of this study was to examine the extent of age and gender differences in prediction of graduate student performance from MAT scores. The students included in this analysis were a sample of 1,438 students who began master's level study in education at a large private university during a seven-year period. Results from this study indicated that MAT scores were significantly correlated with students' cumulative grade point averages and with their grade performance in five specific graduate courses. These results also indicated that MAT scores do not predict graduate performance similarly for male and female students and for students of all ages. (Contains 69 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Miller Analogies Test
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Illinois Association for Institutional Research (Oakbrook Terrace, IL, November 4-5, 1993).