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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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Enright, Mary K.; Morley, Mary; Sheehan, Kathleen M. – Applied Measurement in Education, 2002
Studied the impact of systematic item feature variation on item statistical characteristics and the degree to which such information could be used as collateral information to supplement examinee performance data and reduce pretest sample size by generating 2 families of 48 word problem variants for the Graduate Record Examinations. Results with…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Sample Size, Statistical Analysis, Test Construction
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Creighton, Theodore – Journal of School Leadership, 2002
Examines the selection criteria and admission policies of university-based master's-degree-level principal preparation programs. Finds selection criteria largely based on standardized test scores, undergraduate grade-point average, and letters of recommendations. Also finds very limited use of personal interviews and heavy use of conditional…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Admission Criteria, Higher Education, Program Effectiveness
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Miller, Phyllis, Ed. – Mensa Research Journal, 2001
The articles in this journal issue examine three different aspects of gifted adulthood. In "Self-Appraisal, Life Satisfaction, and Retrospective Life Choices across One and Three Decades" (Carole K. Holahan and others), 383 children who were part of Terman's original study of the gifted in 1921 were revisited at various points in their…
Descriptors: Admission (School), Adults, Aging (Individuals), Gifted
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Chang, Hua-Hua; Qian, Jiahe; Yang, Zhiliang – Applied Psychological Measurement, 2001
Proposed a refinement, based on the stratification of items developed by D. Weiss (1973), of the computerized adaptive testing item selection procedure of H. Chang and Z. Ying (1999). Simulation studies using an item bank from the Graduate Record Examination show the benefits of the new procedure. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adaptive Testing, Computer Assisted Testing, Selection, Simulation
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Malone, Bobby G.; Nelson, Jacquelyn S.; Nelson, C. Van – American Secondary Education, 2001
Study of graduation rates of at-risk students admitted to a master's degree program at a doctoral-degree-granting university found that the best predictor of degree completion was the product of the undergraduate GPA multiplied by the GRE Verbal score. (Contains 41 references.)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, At Risk Persons, Grade Prediction, Graduate Study
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Powers, Donald E. – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2001
Tests the hypothesis that the introduction of computer-adaptive testing may help to alleviate test anxiety and diminish the relationship between test anxiety and test performance. Compares a sample of Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test takers who took the computer-adaptive version of the test with another sample who took the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Testing, Nonprint Media, Performance
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Johnson, Troy – College and University, 2001
Describes three areas in which the graduate community is vulnerable to substandard practice when using Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) scores in decision processes: percentile versus raw scores, cut-off scores, and summed scores. Asserts that the graduate community is generally unaware that raw scores on the verbal, quantitative, and analytical…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study, High Stakes Tests
Keedy, John L.; Achilles, Charles M. – 2000
Past researchers of education candidates have remarked that educational administration (EA) has attracted students of below-average verbal, quantitative, and analytic scores as measured by standardized tests. This is a two-fold problem: (1) Principals with high overall academic ability are more likely to be viewed as leaders in…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Principals, Problem Solving
Kobrin, Jennifer L. – 2000
The comparability of computerized and paper-and-pencil tests was examined from cognitive perspective, using verbal protocols rather than psychometric methods, as the primary mode of inquiry. Reading comprehension items from the Graduate Record Examinations were completed by 48 college juniors and seniors, half of whom took the computerized test…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, College Students, Computer Assisted Testing, Higher Education
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Kalat, James W.; Matlin, Margaret W. – Teaching of Psychology, 2000
Provides an overview of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Psychology test focusing on the scoring system for the GRE Psychology test, who prepares the test and how the test is prepared, and the usefulness of the GRE Psychology test. Explores some future directions for the test. (CMK)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Grade Point Average, Graduate Study, Higher Education
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Krueger, Alan B.; Wu, Stephen – Journal of Economic Education, 2000
Reports on a statistical analysis of the determinants of success among more than 300 graduate students who applied for admission to a particular "top five" university economics department. Explains that the job placements of the students after nine years were used to measure the graduate students' success. (CMK)
Descriptors: Economics, Economics Education, Educational Research, Graduate Students
Slater, Sharon C.; Schaeffer, Gary A. – 1996
The General Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) includes three operational sections that are separately timed and scored. A "no score" is reported if the examinee answers fewer than 80% of the items or if the examinee does not answer all of the items and leaves the section before time expires. The 80%…
Descriptors: Adaptive Testing, College Students, Computer Assisted Testing, Equal Education
Wenglinsky, Harold – 1997
Few studies have compared the educational experiences and outcomes of students attending historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) to those of students attending traditionally white institutions. This study consists of three analyses that contain some justification for the continued existence of HBCUs, threatened by court decisions that…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Black Colleges, Black Students, Career Choice
House, J. Daniel; Gupta, Suman; Xiao, Beiling – 1997
One focus of educational measurement has been the examination of the relationship between students' entering academic characteristics and their subsequent achievement outcomes. In the case of admissions tests, an important consideration is that test scores predict later achievement similarly for all groups of students who take the test. The…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Entrance Examinations, Grades (Scholastic), Graduate Students
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