ERIC Number: ED241569
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Development of an Inventory of Documented Accomplishments for Graduate Admissions.
Baird, Leonard L.
This is a report about the first two stages of a four-stage project designed to develop procedures to assess the accomplishments of applicants to graduate school. In the first stage, trial instruments were developed after thoroughly reviewing other attempts at assessing accomplishments and carefully considering the issues involved. Three prototypes were developed based on three approaches: a checklist approach, a semi-documented approach, and an open-ended portfolio approach. In the second stage, an instrument was developed that was designed to meet the operational and conceptual requirements of an inventory of documented accomplishments for graduate selection using as many of the positive features of earlier approaches in as simple a format as possible. The inventory, included in this document, contains items on the student's background, writing and publishing activities, contests and public performances, artistic or scientific objects produced, jobs, volunteer work, military activities, and three specific accomplishments. (Author/PN)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, College Entrance Examinations, Experiential Learning, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Prior Learning, Selection, Test Construction
Educational Testing Service, Publications Order Services, Dept. I-101, Princeton, NJ 08541.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Graduate Record Examinations Board, Princeton, NJ.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Graduate Record Examinations