ERIC Number: ED240122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Validity of the Restructured GRE Aptitude Test for Predicting First-Year Performance in Graduate Study.
Wilson, Kenneth M.
Initiated in 1979, this study obtained empirical evidence regarding the predictive validity of the restructured Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Aptitude Test. Of special concern were the questions regarding the contribution of the analytical section, as well as obtaining evidence of the correlational validity of scores on the restructured verbal and quantitative sections. The reported results are based on analyses of data for 100 small departmental samples (36 graduate schools) from the fields of English, education, history, economics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, and economics. Following the descriptions of analytical rationale and assumptions, assessments of validity are based on samples of departmental data pooled by field. The results provide preliminary evidence of the validity of the restructured GRE Aptitude Test (and selected other predictors) for predicting first-year graduate grade-point average in samples of first-time graduate students entering in fall 1978, in subgroups defined in terms of sex, and in samples of self-identified minority students. (PN)
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Data Analysis, Grade Point Average, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Performance Factors, Predictive Validity, Scores, Test Interpretation, Test Validity
Educational Testing Service, c/o Virginia Cox, Graduate Record Examination Program, Princeton, NJ 08541 (Single copies free).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Graduate Record Examinations Board, Princeton, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.