ERIC Number: ED392802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Statistics about General Test Examinees by Sex and Ethnicity [and] Supplementary Tables. Graduate Record Examinations Trends & Profiles.
This document presents statistics and supplementary tables based on information from the files of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Program. It includes information about the ethnic and gender differences in numbers and percentages of test takers, undergraduate majors, intended graduate fields of study, highest degree planned, and undergraduate institutions attended. Based primarily on self-reports from test takers, the document notes trends but does not explain them. Sets of graphs, each set preceded by a short commentary in question-and-answer format, present the information. More detailed statistics are reported in separately published "Supplementary Tables" included in this document. Between 1981 and 1992, the number of people taking the GRE General Test has increased, with only a brief and temporary decline from 1981 to 1983. The numbers of nearly all racial and ethnic groups taking the test have increased over the 11 years for which data are available, with American Indians being the only group that did not increase its participation. The increase in the number of females taking the test has been greater than that of males, at 112% over 11 years to 77%. (Contains 32 graphs and 23 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: Graduate Record Examinations; Self Report Measures