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Zimmermann, Judith; von Davier, Alina A.; Buhmann, Joachim M.; Heinimann, Hans R. – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2018
Graduate admission has become a critical process in tertiary education, whereby selecting valid admissions instruments is key. This study assessed the validity of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test scores for admission to Master's programmes at a technical university in Europe. We investigated the indicative value of GRE scores for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study, Language Tests
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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
Goldhaber, Dan; Koedel, Cory – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
In the summer of 2013, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) issued public, highly-visible ratings of teacher education programs as part of their ambitious and controversial Teacher Prep Review. We provide the first empirical examination of NCTQ ratings, beginning with a descriptive overview of the ratings and documentation of how they…
Descriptors: Accountability, Teacher Education Programs, Intervention, Teacher Effectiveness
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Bejar, Isaac I.; Deane, Paul D.; Flor, Michael; Chen, Jing – ETS Research Report Series, 2017
The report is the first systematic evaluation of the sentence equivalence item type introduced by the "GRE"® revised General Test. We adopt a validity framework to guide our investigation based on Kane's approach to validation whereby a hierarchy of inferences that should be documented to support score meaning and interpretation is…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study, Generalization, Inferences
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Potvin, Geoff; Chari, Deepa; Hodapp, Theodore – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2017
Graduate admissions play a critical gatekeeping role in the physics community not only because they select students who are allowed to begin their graduate studies, but also because they influence how students perceive graduate school, and in some cases whether or not they will even choose to apply. In conjunction with the APS Bridge Program, we…
Descriptors: Physics, College Applicants, Doctoral Programs, Admission Criteria
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Klieger, David M.; Belur, Vinetha; Kotloff, Lauren J. – ETS Research Report Series, 2017
This survey study investigated how graduate school admissions committees perceive and use the "GRE"® General Test and "GRE"® Subject Tests after the launch of the "GRE"® revised General Test in August 2011. These perceptions and uses impact the validity of the tests. Prior research about the perceptions and uses of…
Descriptors: Research Reports, College Entrance Examinations, Evaluation Utilization, Graduate Study
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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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Pacheco, Wendy I.; Noel, Richard J., Jr.; Porter, James T.; Appleyard, Caroline B. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2015
The use and validity of the Graduate Record Examination General Test (GRE) to predict the success of graduate school applicants is heavily debated, especially for its possible impact on the selection of underrepresented minorities into science, technology, engineering, and math fields. To better identify candidates who would succeed in our program…
Descriptors: Puerto Ricans, Predictor Variables, Success, Doctoral Programs
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Young, John W.; Klieger, David; Bochenek, Jennifer; Li, Chen; Cline, Fred – ETS Research Report Series, 2014
Scores from the "GRE"® revised General Test provide important information regarding the verbal and quantitative reasoning abilities and analytical writing skills of applicants to graduate programs. The validity and utility of these scores depend upon the degree to which the scores predict success in graduate and business school in…
Descriptors: Business Schools, Scores, Test Validity, College Entrance Examinations
Collins, Shawn – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Problem: The purpose of this cross-sectional correlational study was to explore the relationship between emotional intelligence and personal and academic factors of nurse anesthesia students at three points in a program: matriculation, at one year of study, and in the last semester of study and the relationship of these to clinical scores and…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Correlation, Emotional Intelligence
Sanford, Rania – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Purpose. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationships between Sedlacek's (2004b) student noncognitive variables (positive self-concept, realistic self-appraisal, successfully handling the system, preference for long-term goals, leadership experience, presence of a strong support person, community service, and knowledge of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Extracurricular Activities, Grade Point Average
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Ferguson, Janet; Tryjankowski, Anne Marie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
This study examined performance of Master's-level students in an online course in Cognition, Learning and Assessment and compared it with the performance of students in a face-to-face classroom setting of the same course (N = 70). Data were collected from six sections of the course over a two-year period. The same professor taught all sections.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Online Courses, Statistical Analysis, Conventional Instruction
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Attali, Yigal; Powers, Don; Hawthorn, John – ETS Research Report Series, 2008
Registered examinees for the GRE® General Test answered open-ended sentence-completion items. For half of the items, participants received immediate feedback on the correctness of their answers and up to two opportunities to revise their answers. A significant feedback-and-revision effect was found. Participants were able to correct many of their…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study, Sentences, Psychometrics
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Anderson, Joan L. – College and University, 2006
Data from graduate student applications at a large Western university were used to determine which factors were the best predictors of success in graduate school, as defined by cumulative graduate grade point average. Two statistical models were employed and compared: artificial neural networking and simultaneous multiple regression. Both models…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Grade Point Average, Predictor Variables, Success
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Jacob, Brian A.; Levitt, Steven D. – Education Next, 2004
This article describes the results of a three-year investigation into cheating by school personnel. The goals of this research were to measure the prevalence of cheating by teachers and administrators and to analyze the factors that predict cheating. Using data on test scores and student records from the Chicago Public Schools, the authors…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, Student Records, Statistical Analysis, School Personnel
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