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ERIC Number: ED027818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Pages: 4
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Effects Of Repeating The Graduate Record Examination.
Yuker, Harold E.
A study of all Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores reported to Hofstra University between September 1963 and February 1968 revealed that 27 persons had repeated the verbal part of the GRE, 27 retook the quantitative part, and 39 retook the advanced test. The interval between test and retest ranged from 2 to 40 months. The GRE scores of students who took the examination more than once were compared, and efforts were made to relate changes in the scores to the time that elapsed between the taking and retaking of the examination. The data revealed that a higher score was obtained by 59% of those retaking the verbal portion, 70% of those retaking the quantitative section, and 90% of those repeating the advanced test. Although the results are tentative because of the smallness of the sample, it is concluded that the effect of retaking the GRE varies, depending on the section of the test taken and when it is taken. The average increase in scores on the verbal section was 21, and there was little relationship between the increase and the time period between test and retest. The greatest increase was obtained on the quantitative test when it was retaken after one or two months, and the average increase was 30 points. The increase obtained in the advanced test scores was greater when there was a longer lapse of time between first and second administrations, and the average increase obtained was 64 points. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY. Center for the Study of Higher Education.