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ERIC Number: ED309670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Pages: 67
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Recent Trends in Characteristics of Graduate Management Admission Test Takers. GMAC Occasional Papers.
Hudis, Paula M.; Stolzenberg, Ross M.
Statistical trends in the characteristics of registrants for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) are presented. Areas of focus are: registrations (registration volumes have increased dramatically over time); worldwide age distribution (the percentage of older test registrants has increased); world distribution (there has been a substantial increase in the percentage of male and female registrants from outside the United States); minority representation (for U.S. male registrants the percentage of minorities increased marginally and for females it remained unchanged); sex composition (female registrants have gradually increased); U.S. regional distribution (male and female registrants from the northeast have declined); undergraduate majors (science majors have increased substantially among female and male registrants); undergraduate grade point averages (GPA) (low GPAs declined for all subpopulations except Asians); low undergraduate GPA (male registrants declined in low GPAs); male work experience (male registrants show a small increase in the percentages with less than one year of work experience) female work experience (female registrants show declines in percentages with less than 8 years of work experience); intended full-time graduate study (the percentage increased in the early 1980s); high total scores (they have increased for males and females); total scores (e.g., low scores declined for Europeans); high quantitative scores (they have increased dramatically for males and females); quantitative scores (low scores declined modestly in Australia and the United States); high verbal scores (these scores have increased for males and decreased for females); and verbal scores (the percentage with low scores declined substantially in Europe). (SM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Graduate Management Admission Council, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Graduate Management Admission Test