ERIC Number: EJ773900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug-1
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Forum: The GRE Analytical Writing Test-- Description and Utilization
Briihl, Deborah S.; Wasieleski, David T.
Teaching of Psychology, v34 n3 p191-193 Aug 2007
The authors surveyed graduate programs to see how they use the Graduate Record Examination Analytic Writing (GRE-AW) Test. Only 35% of the graduate programs that responded use the GRE-AW test in their admission policy; of the programs not using it, most do not plan to do so. The programs using the GRE-AW rated it as medium or low in importance in their admission decisions. Few programs have cutoff scores. Approximately 8% reported using an initial validation study; about half reported considering or running an ongoing validation study. The authors urge program coordinators to evaluate the potential benefits of the GRE-AW as part of admissions decisions and the Educational Testing Service to help coordinators do so.
Descriptors: Writing Tests, Educational Testing, College Admission, Surveys, Graduate Study, College Entrance Examinations, Admission Criteria, Test Use, Test Validity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Graduate Record Examinations