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ERIC Number: EJ799123
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1530-5058
Generalizability of GMAT[R] Validity to Programs outside the U.S.
Talento-Miller, Eileen
International Journal of Testing, v8 n2 p127-142 Apr 2008
This study explores the predictive validity of GMAT[R] scores for predicting performance in graduate management programs outside the United States. Results suggest that the validity estimates based on the combination of GMAT[R] scores were about a third of a standard deviation higher for non-U.S. programs compared with existing data on U.S. programs. There also appeared to be differences for separate GMAT[R] sections such that verbal and writing scores had higher validity estimates for non-U.S. programs, but the validity estimates for quantitative scores were higher for U.S. programs. By meta-analytically combining data for more than 1,200 cases across six Western European programs, this study was able to explore the predictive validity of GMAT[R] scores for students with differing backgrounds, including gender, educational background, native language, and citizenship. The analyses show that predictive validity differences among groups have only a small impact on academic performance measured by grades. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A