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Pawlow, Laura A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2010
This exercise aims to provide a hands-on, role-playing activity that requires students to evaluate the strengths and limitations of standardized tests in making admission decisions. Small groups pretend to be an admissions committee and review fictitious student applications containing both standardized test scores and other information admissions…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Admission Criteria, College Admission, Class Activities
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Briihl, Deborah S.; Wasieleski, David T. – Teaching of Psychology, 2007
The authors surveyed graduate programs to see how they use the Graduate Record Examination Analytic Writing (GRE-AW) Test. Only 35% of the graduate programs that responded use the GRE-AW test in their admission policy; of the programs not using it, most do not plan to do so. The programs using the GRE-AW rated it as medium or low in importance in…
Descriptors: Writing Tests, Educational Testing, College Admission, Surveys
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Kalat, James W.; Matlin, Margaret W. – Teaching of Psychology, 2000
Provides an overview of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Psychology test focusing on the scoring system for the GRE Psychology test, who prepares the test and how the test is prepared, and the usefulness of the GRE Psychology test. Explores some future directions for the test. (CMK)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Grade Point Average, Graduate Study, Higher Education
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McCallum, W. – Teaching of Psychology, 1983
To assess its undergraduate psychology curriculum, a small midwestern liberal arts college administered the Advanced Graduate Record Exam in psychology to psychology majors in their senior year. (RM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Psychology
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Lollis, Teresa J.; And Others – Teaching of Psychology, 1987
Examines Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores and undergraduate academic factors for their prediction of performance on the Graduate Record Examination Subject Test in Psychology (GRE-P). Indicates that SAT performance affects GRE-P performance directly and indirectly. Certain academic factors, such as psychology grade point average and the…
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study, Higher Education
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Nowaczyk, Ronald H.; Frey, Jerry D. – Teaching of Psychology, 1982
Describes a study that found that undergraduate grade-point average and number of semester hours completed in psychology do influence student performance on the psychology test of the Graduate Record Examination. However, this and previous studies have not revealed academic factors to be the strongest influence. More research is needed. (RM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Research, Grade Point Average, Higher Education