ERIC Number: ED309670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Reference Count: 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)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, College Admission, College Students, Educational Assessment, Full Time Students, Global Approach, Grade Point Average, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Majors (Students), Minority Groups, National Surveys, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Trend Analysis, Work Experience
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Graduate Management Admission Council, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Graduate Management Admission Test