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Rock, JoAnn Leah; Adler, Rachel M. – ETS Research Report Series, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the ways in which universities use the "GRE"® General Test scores to award merit-based fellowships to first-year graduate students in doctoral programs. While GRE use in fellowship award decisions is a common practice, there is very little validity evidence to support its use in this context.…
Descriptors: Scores, Decision Making, College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study
Barry, Melissa; Mathies, Charles – Association for Institutional Research (NJ1), 2011
This study was conducted at a research-extensive public university in the southeastern United States. It examined the retention and completion of master's degree students across numerous disciplines. Results were derived from a series of descriptive statistics, T-tests, and a series of binary logistic regression models. The findings from binary…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Graduate Study, Role
Hartnett, Rodney; Payton, Benjamin F. – 1977
The purpose of this report is to provide information and analysis about the extent to which the experience of a group of minority students who successfully completed the doctorate might be relevant to the issues now under consideration in the Bakke case. The Ford Foundation and Danforth Foundation programs are examined in an attempt to produce…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Records, Access to Education, Achievement Tests