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DeFleur, Margaret H.; Adams, Jonathan – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2004
This paper presents the results of a nationwide survey of deans, associate deans, and directors who make recommendations concerning the admission of applicants to graduate programs in their colleges and universities. A questionnaire was sent to a sample of academic officers in public and private institutions describing three different types of…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, National Surveys, Graduate Study, Technology Integration
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Jacob, Brian A.; Levitt, Steven D. – Education Next, 2004
This article describes the results of a three-year investigation into cheating by school personnel. The goals of this research were to measure the prevalence of cheating by teachers and administrators and to analyze the factors that predict cheating. Using data on test scores and student records from the Chicago Public Schools, the authors…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, Student Records, Statistical Analysis, School Personnel
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Powers, Donald E.; Kaufman, James C. – Intelligence, 2004
The objective of the study reported here was to explore the relationship of Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test scores to selected personality traits--conscientiousness, rationality, ingenuity, quickness, creativity, and depth. A sample of 342 GRE test takers completed short personality inventory scales for each trait. Analyses…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Correlation, Scores
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Stricker, L. J. – Language Testing, 2004
The purpose of this study was to replicate previous research on the construct validity of the paper-based version of the TOEFL and extend it to the computer-based TOEFL. Two samples of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test-takers were used: native speakers of English specially recruited to take the computer-based TOEFL, and ESL…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Construct Validity, English (Second Language), Computer Assisted Instruction
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Walters, Alyssa M.; Lee, Soonmook; Trapani, Catherine – ETS Research Report Series, 2004
The study investigated the applicability of previous experimental research on stereotype threat to operational Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®) General Test testing centers. The goal was to document any relationships between features of the testing environment that might cue stereotype threat as well as any impact on GRE test scores among…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study, Education Service Centers, Testing Problems
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Morley, Mary; Bridgeman, Brent; Lawless, René – ETS Research Report Series, 2004
This study investigated the transfer of solution strategies between close variants of quantitative reasoning questions. Pre- and posttests were obtained from 406 college undergraduates, all of whom took the same posttest; pretests varied such that one group of participants saw close variants of one set of posttest items while other groups saw…
Descriptors: Test Items, Mathematics Tests, Problem Solving, Pretests Posttests
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Rosenfeld, Michael; Courtney, Rosalea; Fowles, Mary – ETS Research Report Series, 2004
The authors conducted a large-scale survey to confirm that the writing skills being assessed in the GRE® General Test can be linked to writing tasks that were judged to be important by graduate faculty from a variety of subject areas and across a wide range of institutions at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The results obtained in this…
Descriptors: Surveys, Writing Skills, College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study
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Chang, Hua-Hua; van der Linden, Wim J. – Applied Psychological Measurement, 2003
Developed a method based on 0-1 linear programming to stratify an item pool optimally for use in alpha-stratified adaptive testing. Applied the method to a previous item pool from the computerized adaptive test of the Graduate Record Examinations. Results show the new method performs well in practical situations. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adaptive Testing, Computer Assisted Testing, Item Banks, Linear Programming
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Rubio, Doris McGartland; Rubin, Robert S.; Brennan, Donald G. – College and University, 2003
This case study was designed to demonstrate how an institution could use readily available archival data to produce a simple yet informative validity study as a necessary step in understanding the effectiveness of their selection process. Results indicated the GRE does not significantly predict graduate school success across all disciplines…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Grade Point Average, Grade Prediction, Higher Education
Camara, Wayne J. – College Entrance Examination Board, 2003
Previous research on differences in the reliability, validity, and difficulty of essay tests given under different timing conditions has indicated that giving examinees more time to complete an essay may raise their scores to a certain extent, but does not change the meaning of those scores, or the rank ordering of students. There is no evidence…
Descriptors: Essays, Comparative Analysis, Writing Tests, Timed Tests
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Salend, Spencer J.; Whittaker, Catharine R.; Garrick Duhaney, Laurel M.; Smith, Robin M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2003
The participation in and completion of teacher education programs by students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds is one of the biggest challenges facing higher education institutions today. The success of teacher education programs in responding to this challenge is related to their ability to incorporate diversity into all…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Diversity (Faculty), Colleges
Micceri, Ted – Online Submission, 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…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Graduate Students, Research Universities, Graduation Rate
O'Neill, Kathleen; Rizavi, Saba – 2002
Beginning in 1999, an analytical writing measure was offered as an optional test in the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) program. This test will be incorporated into the GRE General Test in fall 2002. The essays in this test focus on critical reasoning and analytical writing skills. This study examined the performance of various examinee groups…
Descriptors: College Students, Ethnic Groups, Graduate Study, Higher Education
Wilmore, Elaine L. – 2002
This study addresses the factors of Graduate Record Examination scores (GRE), race, gender, and undergraduate grade point average (GPA) as predictors of principal certification examination success at a large urban university. The university has three programs that lead to a masters degree and principal certification. The regular program consists…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Qualifications, College Entrance Examinations, Elementary Secondary Education
Jones, Timothy B.; Sherman, Ross B.; Ninness, H. A.; Hallman, Patsy J. – 2002
Graduate programs in Educational Administration use a variety of screening strategies, including the Graduate Records Examination (GRE) when selecting and admitting students. In order to earn Standard Principal Certification in Texas, an Educational Administration candidate, in addition to completing a graduate program, must also pass the Standard…
Descriptors: Certification, Correlation, Educational Administration, Graduate Students
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