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ERIC Number: EJ831859
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb-6
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Testing the Test
Berube, Michael
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n22 pB5 Feb 2009
The author, an English professor, shares his experience in retaking the Graduate Record Examination in English literature, 25 years after he entered graduate school at the University of Virginia. He took the practice test instead of the "real" test, for a number of reasons. He wanted to be able to look over the questions afterward; to see what percentage of test takers had gotten each question right; and to get his score immediately. Here, the author talks about the test and contemplates the exam's worth in light of his discipline's values.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Graduate Record Examinations