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ERIC Number: ED415280
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Gender Differences in Prediction of Grade Performance from Graduate Record Examination Scores.
House, J. Daniel; Gupta, Suman; Xiao, Beiling
One focus of educational measurement has been the examination of the relationship between students' entering academic characteristics and their subsequent achievement outcomes. In the case of admissions tests, an important consideration is that test scores predict later achievement similarly for all groups of students who take the test. The purposes of this study were to: (1) assess the validity of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for predicting students' grade performance; and (2) investigate gender bias in the prediction of student performance from GRE scores. A sample of 6,015 graduate students in 8 academic disciplines was examined. GRE scores were found to be significant predictors of subsequent grade performance for students in several academic disciplines. In addition, the findings from this study indicate that, in some instances, admissions test scores may not predict later achievement similarly for male and female students. (Contains 3 tables and 36 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Graduate Record Examinations