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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
Thompson, Bruce – 1993
The nature of percentile ranks scores is explored using concrete heuristic examples. It is explained why arithmetic operations require measurement on equal-interval scales, and that percentile ranks are not measured on equal-interval scales and therefore may not be added or averaged. The consequences of inappropriately adding percentile ranks are…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Entrance Examinations, Decision Making, Ethics
Eignor, Daniel R.; And Others – 1993
The extensive computer simulation work done in developing the computer adaptive versions of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Board General Test and the College Board Admissions Testing Program (ATP) Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is described in this report. Both the GRE General and SAT computer adaptive tests (CATs), which are fixed length…
Descriptors: Adaptive Testing, Algorithms, Case Studies, College Entrance Examinations
Morrow, Jim M. – 1993
In the spring of 1986 the first of a series of studies was undertaken by the faculty members in counselor education at Western Carolina University to revise and validate the admissions standards for the master's degree programs in counseling. Impetus for these efforts was provided by a request from the Dean of the Graduate School for all graduate…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Admission Criteria