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Wai, Jonathan; Lubinski, David; Benbow, Camilla P. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2009
The importance of spatial ability in educational pursuits and the world of work was examined, with particular attention devoted to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) domains. Participants were drawn from a stratified random sample of U.S. high schools (Grades 9-12, N = 400,000) and were tracked for 11+ years; their…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Role, Development, Expertise
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
The 2011 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 47th 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 Education, Secondary Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
The 2012 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 48th 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: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Adult Education
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Attali, Yigal; Powers, Don; Freedman, Marshall; Harrison, Marissa; Obetz, Susan – ETS Research Report Series, 2008
This report describes the development, administration, and scoring of open-ended variants of GRE® Subject Test items in biology and psychology. These questions were administered in a Web-based experiment to registered examinees of the respective Subject Tests. The questions required a short answer of 1-3 sentences, and responses were automatically…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study, Scoring, Test Construction
Eskritt, Michelle; Arthurs, Carol – Canadian Journal of Education, 2006
In this study we explored the effect of notations that undergraduates produce on their reasoning abilities. Participants solved four analytical reasoning problems, making notes to solve two problems and solving two without notations. Most participants produced notes when given the opportunity. The production of higher quality notes did not aid…
Descriptors: Notetaking, Problem Solving, Thinking Skills, Undergraduate Students
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Burton, Nancy W.; Wang, Ming-mei – ETS Research Report Series, 2005
GRE verbal and quantitative scores and undergraduate grade point average were evaluated as predictors of multiple measures of long-term graduate school success. The measures of success were cumulative graduate grade point average and faculty ratings on three student characteristics: mastery of the discipline, professional productivity, and…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study, Predictor Variables, Success
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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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Chernyshenko, Oleksandr S.; Ones, Deniz S. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1999
Examined the selection ratio for 253 doctorate-level psychology programs. Used the selection ratio to estimate the existing range restriction on the Graduate Examination (GRE) (referred to as General Record Examination) scores in validation studies. Results show that the GRE is a valid predictor of graduate school performance. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Admission (School), Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students
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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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Goldberg, Edith L.; Alliger, George M. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1992
Metanalysis of 27 studies dealing with psychology students and the Graduate Record Examinations' (GRE) validity in predicting graduate school success was conducted. Overall, results do not indicate that the verbal and advanced psychology portions are valid predictors of grades, although the quantitative section predicts grades in quantitative…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Entrance Examinations, Grade Prediction, Graduate Students
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Federici, Louise; Schuerger, James – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1974
Investigated extent to which traditional indices (test scores, undergraduate GPA, letters of recommendation) and less traditional measures (interview ratings and biographical information) would predict each of two criteria of success in a subdoctoral program in applied psychology: a) academic competency (graduate GPA) and b) faculty ratings of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average, Grade Prediction, Graduate Study
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Kirnan, Jean Powell; Geisinger, Kurt F. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1981
Traditional graduate school admissions indices were used to predict performance on a screening examination called the Master's Comprehensive (MACOMP). The major finding was the similarity of prediction of MACOMP performance for clinical and experimental psychology students. (Author/GK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Entrance Examinations, Grade Point Average, Graduate Study
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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
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Vecchio, Robert; Costin, Frank – American Educational Research Journal, 1977
Student achievement in an introductory psychology course was found to correlate most strongly with the teaching assistant's Graduate Record Examination (GRE)-Advanced psychology score, and number of undergraduate psychology courses taken by the instructor. Student satisfaction with the teacher, however, was best predicted by the instructor's…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Predictive Validity
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