NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Publication Date
In 20194
Since 201816
Audience
Laws, Policies, & Programs
Individuals with Disabilities…2
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing 1 to 15 of 16 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The 2017 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 53rd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Wilson, Marenda A.; Odem, Max A.; Walters, Taylor; DePass, Anthony L.; Bean, Andrew J. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2019
Graduate schools around the United States are working to improve access to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in a manner that reflects local and national demographics. The admissions process has been the focus of examination, as it is a potential bottleneck for entry into STEM. Standardized tests are widely used as part of…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study, College Admission, Holistic Approach
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
The 2016 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 52nd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Dorans, Neil J. – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
A distinction is made between scores as measures of a construct and predictions of a criterion or outcome variable. The interpretation attached to predictions of criteria, such as job performance or college grade point average (GPA), differs from that attached to scores that are measures of a construct, such as reading proficiency or knowledge…
Descriptors: Job Performance, Scores, Data Interpretation, Statistical Distributions
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Klieger, David M.; Bridgeman, Brent; Tannenbaum, Richard J.; Cline, Frederick A.; Olivera-Aguilar, Margarita – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
Educational Testing Service (ETS), working with 21 U.S. law schools, evaluated the predictive validity of the GRE® General Test using a sample of 1,587 current and graduated law students. Results indicated that the GRE is a strong, generalizably valid predictor of first-year law school grades and that it provides useful information even when…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study, Test Validity, Scores
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Finn, Bridgid; Wendler, Cathy; Ricker-Pedley, Kathryn L.; Arslan, Burcu – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
This report investigates whether the time between scoring sessions has an influence on operational and nonoperational scoring accuracy. The study evaluates raters' scoring accuracy on constructed-response essay responses for the "GRE"® General Test. Binomial linear mixed-effect models are presented that evaluate how the effect of various…
Descriptors: Intervals, Scoring, Accuracy, Essay Tests
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Liu, Yuming; Robin, Frédéric; Yoo, Hanwook; Manna, Venessa – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
The "GRE"® Psychology test is an achievement test that measures core knowledge in 12 content domains that represent the courses commonly offered at the undergraduate level. Currently, a total score and 2 subscores, experimental and social, are reported to test takers as well as graduate institutions. However, the American Psychological…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study, Psychological Testing, Scores
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Ramineni, Chaitanya; Williamson, David – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
Notable mean score differences for the "e-rater"® automated scoring engine and for humans for essays from certain demographic groups were observed for the "GRE"® General Test in use before the major revision of 2012, called rGRE. The use of e-rater as a check-score model with discrepancy thresholds prevented an adverse impact…
Descriptors: Scores, Computer Assisted Testing, Test Scoring Machines, Automation
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Oliveri, Maria Elena; Lawless, Rene; Robin, Frederic; Bridgeman, Brent – Applied Measurement in Education, 2018
We analyzed a pool of items from an admissions test for differential item functioning (DIF) for groups based on age, socioeconomic status, citizenship, or English language status using Mantel-Haenszel and item response theory. DIF items were systematically examined to identify its possible sources by item type, content, and wording. DIF was…
Descriptors: Test Bias, Comparative Analysis, Item Banks, Item Response Theory
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Ceci, Stephen J. – Educational Psychologist, 2018
Although women are underrepresented in the most mathematically intensive fields, the gender gap in these fields has narrowed over the past 2 decades. In my E. L. Thorndike address I summarized the temporal trends in sex differences for 8 fields and considered factors that drive both the underrepresentation of women and its recent narrowing. I…
Descriptors: Females, Scientists, Disproportionate Representation, Gender Differences
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Previous Page | Next Page »
Pages: 1  |  2