ERIC Number: ED163083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Cooperative Studies of Predicting Graduate School Success. Graduate Record Examinations Special Report Number 68-3.
Lannholm, Gerald V.
One or more graduate departments from ten schools participated in studies of six different disciplines: chemistry, English, history, philosophy, physics, and psychology. Subjects were students who first enrolled for graduate study in these departments between 1957 and 1960. Predictor data obtained for the students included scores on the Graduate Record Examinations Aptitude Test and/or an Advanced Test and, for some students, their undergraduate grade-point averages. Two criteria were used to assess performance in graduate study: departmental ratings of the quality of graduate work, and a classification of each student's academic attainment (e. g., "earned Ph.D.", etc.) as of October, 1963. The results varied widely from group to group, and the generalizations noted are tentative. Noting the critical importance of graduate study and effective prediction of success, the report ends with recommendations for improving prediction: (1) clarify "the nature of success in graduate school"; (2) explore issues involved in assessing the performance of each student; (3) identify additional predictors of success; and (4) form an overall grading of "promise" on the basis of all information available about a student at the time of admission. (Author/ROF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Aptitude Tests, Chemistry, College Entrance Examinations, English, Evaluation Criteria, Grade Point Average, Grade Prediction, Graduate Study, Higher Education, History, Performance Factors, Philosophy, Predictive Validity, Psychology, Test Validity, Weighted Scores
Graduate Record Examinations, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08541 (free while supplies last)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Graduate Record Examinations