ERIC Number: ED464155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
A Five-Year Analysis of GRE, Race, Gender, and Undergraduate GPA as Predictors of State Certification Examination Results.
Wilmore, Elaine L.; McNeil, Jesse Jai, Jr.
This study addressed the factors of Graduate Record Examination scores (GRE), race, gender, and undergraduate grade point average (GPA) as predictors of success on the Texas state administrator certification examination. The paper was presented as the entry point for expected discussion of the effects of high stakes accountability policies on the development of appropriate curriculum and instruction and the nurturance of an equitable and multicultural society. From 1996 through 2001, more than 337 students completed administrative certification requirements at a large urban Texas university. Data were obtained from student records and scores on the state examination (ExCet) were supplied by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification. A model/probability equation was developed to predict whether a student would pass the examination. Findings provide sufficient evidence to support the usefulness of the model. Out of 219 students for whom there was complete data who actually passed, the model predicted that 216 would pass, and that 3 would fail. Results also validate a correlation between the GRE, gender, race, and undergraduate GPA in predicting ExCet scores. (Contains 23 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Certification, College Entrance Examinations, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Grade Point Average, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Prediction, Principals, Racial Differences, Scores, Sex Differences, State Programs, Test Results
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 1-5, 2002). For a related paper from the same author, see TM 033 839.