ERIC Number: ED424294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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The Predictive Validity of the GRE and TOEFL Exams with GGPA as the Criterion of Graduate Success for International Graduate Students in Science and Engineering.
Neal, Menka E.
This study investigated the relationship between graduate grade-point-average (GGPA) and the total score, as well as the scores on each part, of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). It also investigated the relationship between GGPA and the total score, as well as the scores on each part, of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The sample for the study consisted of 47 Indian and Chinese international graduate students who had completed their master of science degrees in an area of science or engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (R-HIT) between the academic years of 1994-95 and 1997-98. All of the students in the study completed the GRE and TOEFL tests prior to their admission to R-HIT. The results of the study show that there is a significant positive linear correlation between GRE quantitative scores and GGPA, as well as a significant positive linear correlation between the GRE analytical scores and GGPA. Both of the correlations were significant at the 0.05 level. The study also shows that there are no other significant linear correlations, either positive or negative, between any of the other scores (TOEFL Total; TOEFL, Division 1; TOEFL, Division 2; TOEFL, Division 3; GRE Total; and GRE Verbal) and GGPA. (Contains 9 figures, 9 tables, and 10 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Graduate Record Examinations; Test of English as a Foreign Language