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Ding, Yi; Laux, John; Salyers, Kathleen; Kozelka, Susan – School Psychology Forum, 2017
General personality was assessed of 104 graduate students in school counseling, mental health counseling, and school psychology programs in the United States using the Big Five model of personality domains. The students in three programs reported similarities and differences in their preference and performance in domain knowledge, with more…
Descriptors: Personality, Graduate Students, Academic Achievement, Counselor Training
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Attali, Yigal – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2016
Performance of students in low-stakes testing situations has been a concern and focus of recent research. However, researchers who have examined the effect of stakes on performance have not been able to compare low-stakes performance to truly high-stakes performance of the same students. Results of such a comparison are reported in this article.…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study, High Stakes Tests, Comparative Analysis
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Haning, Marshall – Contributions to Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this research was to determine whether music training is correlated with increased reading comprehension skills in young adults. In addition, an attempt was made to replicate Patson and Tippett's (2011) finding that background music impairs language comprehension scores in musicians but not in nonmusicians. Participants with musical…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Adult Reading Programs, Music Education, Music
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Tekieli Koay, Mary Ellen; Lass, Norman J.; Parrill, Madaline; Naeser, Danielle; Babin, Kelly; Bayer, Olivia; Cook, Megan; Elmore, Madeline; Frye, Rachel; Kerwood, Samantha – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2016
An extensive Internet search was conducted to obtain pre-admission information and acceptance statistics from 260 graduate programmes in speech-language pathology accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in the United States. ASHA is the national professional, scientific and credentialing association for members and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Occupations Education, College Admission
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Buzick, Heather; Oliveri, Maria Elena; Attali, Yigal; Flor, Michael – Applied Measurement in Education, 2016
Automated essay scoring is a developing technology that can provide efficient scoring of large numbers of written responses. Its use in higher education admissions testing provides an opportunity to collect validity and fairness evidence to support current uses and inform its emergence in other areas such as K-12 large-scale assessment. In this…
Descriptors: Essays, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Scoring
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Bruce, Scott L.; Crawford, Elizabeth; Wilkerson, Gary B.; Rausch, David; Dale, R. Barry; Harris, Martina – Athletic Training Education Journal, 2016
Context: A common goal of professional education programs is to recruit the students best suited for the professional career. Selection of students can be a difficult process, especially if the number of qualified candidates exceeds the number of available positions. The ability to predict academic success in any profession has been a challenging…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Allied Health Occupations Education, Athletics, College Admission
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Bridgeman, Brent – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2016
Scores on essay-based assessments that are part of standardized admissions tests are typically given relatively little weight in admissions decisions compared to the weight given to scores from multiple-choice assessments. Evidence is presented to suggest that more weight should be given to these assessments. The reliability of the writing scores…
Descriptors: Multiple Choice Tests, Scores, Standardized Tests, Comparative Analysis
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Liu, Ou Lydia; Klieger, David M.; Bochenek, Jennifer L.; Holtzman, Steven L.; Xu, Jun – ETS Research Report Series, 2016
International institutions have been increasingly using the "GRE"® revised General Test to admit students to graduate programs.However, little is known about how scores from the GRE revised General Test are used in the admission process outside of the United States and their validity in predicting graduate students' performance (e.g.,…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study, Test Use, Scores
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Robin, Frédéric; Bejar, Isaac; Liang, Longjuan; Rijmen, Frank – ETS Research Report Series, 2016
Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses of domestic data from the" GRE"® revised General Test, introduced in 2011, were conducted separately for the verbal (VBL) and quantitative (QNT) reasoning measures to evaluate the unidimensionality and local independence assumptions required by item response theory (IRT). Results based on data…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study, Verbal Tests, Mathematics Tests
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Kim, Sooyeon; Moses, Tim – ETS Research Report Series, 2016
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the extent to which item response theory (IRT) proficiency estimation methods are robust to the presence of aberrant responses under the "GRE"® General Test multistage adaptive testing (MST) design. To that end, a wide range of atypical response behaviors affecting as much as 10% of the test items…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Computation, Robustness (Statistics), Response Style (Tests)
Michalski, Daniel S.; Cope, Caroline; Fowler, Garth A. – American Psychological Association, 2016
The 2017 Graduate Study in Psychology Summary Report reflects data collected from more than 500 departments and programs offering master's and doctoral degrees in psychology and related training. This report represents data from the 2014-2015 academic year and aggregates these data in the following areas: survey participation; admissions review,…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Graduate Students, College Admission, College Applicants
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Brown, Kevin – CEA Forum, 2015
In this article, the author describes his project to take every standardized exam English majors students take. During the summer and fall semesters of 2012, the author signed up for and took the GRE General Test, the Praxis Content Area Exam (English Language, Literature, and Composition: Content Knowledge), the Senior Major Field Tests in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College English, Test Preparation, Standardized Tests
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Brown, Robert W.; Covault, Corbin E. – Physics Teacher, 2015
An old comedy routine on Saturday Night Live by Father Guido Sarducci introduced a "Five-Minute University," because five minutes is all that's remembered after graduation anyway. In counterpoint, we discuss "cycling," a teaching method for memory enhancement. Our principal implementation consists of offering a simple version…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Teaching Methods, Memory
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Liu, Ou Lydia; Bridgeman, Brent; Gu, Lixiong; Xu, Jun; Kong, Nan – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2015
Research on examinees' response changes on multiple-choice tests over the past 80 years has yielded some consistent findings, including that most examinees make score gains by changing answers. This study expands the research on response changes by focusing on a high-stakes admissions test--the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning measures…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, High Stakes Tests, Graduate Study, Verbal Ability
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Haberman, Shelby; Yao, Lili – Journal of Educational Measurement, 2015
Admission decisions frequently rely on multiple assessments. As a consequence, it is important to explore rational approaches to combine the information from different educational tests. For example, U.S. graduate schools usually receive both TOEFL iBT® scores and GRE® General scores of foreign applicants for admission; however, little guidance…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Repetition, Methods, Error of Measurement
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