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Beigman Klebanov, Beata; Ramineni, Chaitanya; Kaufer, David; Yeoh, Paul; Ishizaki, Suguru – Language Testing, 2019
Essay writing is a common type of constructed-response task used frequently in standardized writing assessments. However, the impromptu timed nature of the essay writing tests has drawn increasing criticism for the lack of authenticity for real-world writing in classroom and workplace settings. The goal of this paper is to contribute evidence to a…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Writing Tests, Writing Skills, Persuasive Discourse
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Chari, Deepa; Potvin, Geoff – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
There has been little work done in exploring the variations in admissions practices between different types of physics graduate programs. In this paper, we compared admissions practices in master's programs to a parallel data set collected from doctoral departments to understand the relative importance of particular admission criteria and looked…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Departments, Masters Degrees, Comparative Analysis
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Cunningham-Williams, Renee M.; Wideman, Ellie S.; Fields, LaShawnda; Jones, Brittni D. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
Besides traditional admissions criteria, research-intensive social work PhD programs may rely on personal interviews and curriculum vitae or resumes to gauge prior research experience to determine applicants' fit for the research-related productivity expected in their programs. Case record review of social work PhD candidates (n=56) entering the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Research, Social Work, Productivity
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Wilson, Marenda A.; DePass, Anthony; Bean, Andrew J. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2018
The faculty and student populations in academia are not representative of the diversity in the U.S. population. Thus, research institutions and funding agencies invest significant funds and effort into recruitment and retention programs that focus on increasing the flow of historically underrepresented minorities (URMs) into the science,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Biomedicine, Barriers, School Holding Power
Wallace, Terri Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A significant amount of research has been documented on both attrition and retention of doctoral students. The attrition of doctoral students is a loss to society and academia when the prospective scholar does not complete the rigors of the dissertation journey. The time and money invested by the graduate students and the university is of no true…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study, Correlation, Universities
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Breyer, F. Jay; Rupp, André A.; Bridgeman, Brent – ETS Research Report Series, 2017
In this research report, we present an empirical argument for the use of a contributory scoring approach for the 2-essay writing assessment of the analytical writing section of the "GRE"® test in which human and machine scores are combined for score creation at the task and section levels. The approach was designed to replace a currently…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Scoring, Essay Tests, Writing Evaluation
Hopkins, Julie A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of the continuous improvement of the leadership program on the outcome of graduate students. The study compared the SLLA Praxis scores obtained prior to the redesign of the 31 leadership competencies of the leadership program to the data retrieved after the program design. The practices of the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Alignment (Education), Leadership Qualities, Church Related Colleges
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Fedynich, LaVonne – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2017
This article discussed the accuracy of nationally normed entrance examinations such as the Millers Analogy Test and the Graduate Record Examination at predicting graduate student academic success in Master's and Doctoral programs. Academic success was defined as maintaining the required minimum or higher graduate program grade point average and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Academic Achievement, College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study
Michalski, Daniel S.; Cope, Caroline; Fowler, Garth A. – American Psychological Association, 2017
The 2018 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 features aggregate data from the 2015-2016 academic year that are summarized in the following areas: survey participation; admissions review,…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Graduate Students, College Admission, College Applicants
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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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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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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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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
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
Michalski, Daniel S.; Cope, Caroline; Fowler, Garth A. – American Psychological Association, 2015
The 2016 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 2013-2014 academic year and aggregates these data in the following areas: survey participation; admissions review,…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study, Graduate Students, College Applicants
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