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ERIC Number: ED509095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Evidence Suggesting We Should Admit Students Who Score Extremely Low on GRE Subtests or the GMAT to Graduate School Programs
Micceri, Ted
Online Submission, Paper presented at the AIR Forum (Toronto, Canada, Jun 2-6, 2002)
This study sought to determine whether GRE subscores (or GMAT) could predict graduation rates in related areas (math-oriented majors for GRE quantitative, etc.) in a sample of over 9,000 graduate students at a major public research university. Because few low quantitative scores were present in math-oriented majors, an attempt was made to determine whether thresholds occurred below which students would fail to graduate by grouping scorers (e.g. less than 400, 400-499, 500-599, 600+). Surprisingly, lower scoring groups (particularly less than 400) graduated at consistently and sometimes substantially higher rates than higher scoring groups. Possible reasons for this phenomenon are explored. (Contains 8 footnotes, 1 figure, and 3 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Graduate Management Admission Test; Graduate Record Examinations