ERIC Number: ED258984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Test Score Changes on the GRE General (Aptitude) Test.
Powers, Donald E; And Others
Test repetition is a significant phenomenon in standardized admissions testing in terms of the numbers of examinees involved. This study was initiated to determine what additional advice might be offered to test takers contemplating repetition of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) and test users confronted with how to interpret multiple test scores in the admissions process. The study provided additional support for advising test takers of the desirability of test preparation. Several techniques for evaluating multiple test scores were presented including use of the highest score, the most recent score, or the average of all test scores. The average of several scores, if earned in a short period of time, may be the best technique. However, regardless of the approach adopted, it should be used consistently with all applicants. Through a survey of examinees who had repeated the GRE General (Aptitude) Test, this study documented some of the factors involved in GRE test takers' decisions to repeat the test and examined the relationship of these factors to test score changes. (DWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Graduate Record Examinations