ERIC Number: ED163084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Review of Studies Employing GRE Scores in Predicting Success in Graduate Study 1952-1967. Graduate Record Examinations Special Report Number 68-1.
Lannholm, Gerald V.
Thirty eight studies which employed Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) scores in predicting success in graduate study are reviewed. The report is presented in four sections--summary of findings by major field of study (23 different major fields); 21 studies employing varied criteria of success; 13 studies employing grade-point average as the criterion; and predicting graduate school success of foreign students (2 studies). While cautioning the reader about the dangers of drawing conclusions from these studies, the authors nonetheless make four broad generalizations: (1) students with higher test scores perform at a higher level in graduate school than those with lower scores; (2) the verbal ability score is most highly related to performance in subjects of a descriptive nature, for example the humanities, while the quantitative ability score is usually more predictive in the physical sciences; (3) advanced test scores in the appropriate subject were useful predictors and improved the correlation when used along with the aptitude test scores; and (4) best prediction was obtained when undergraduate grades and test scores were used in combination. (Author/ROF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Annotated Bibliographies, Aptitude Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Students, Grade Point Average, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Predictive Validity, Research Reviews (Publications), Success, Test Validity
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
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