ERIC Number: ED456717
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Why We Should Use Noncognitive Variables with Graduate Students.
Sedlacek, William E.
Problems with current predictors of success for graduate students (Graduate Record Examinations and grades) include restriction of range artifacts, grade inflation, and the increasing diversity of examinees. A case is made as to why noncognitive variables can add to the validity of selecting graduate students. Legal, moral, ethical, and statistical arguments are presented and discussed. Key points made in the report include the lack of logic in reflecting diversity with a single measure and the necessity of including a range of measures to be fair to all applicants. (Contains 1 table and 55 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.