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Liaghat, Farahnaz; Biria, Reza – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
This study aimed at exploring the impact of mentor text modelling on Iranian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' accuracy and fluency in writing tasks with different cognitive complexity in comparison with two conventional approaches to teaching writing; namely, process-based and product-based approaches. To this end, 60 Iranian EFL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
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Zimmermann, Judith; von Davier, Alina; Heinimann, Hans Rudolf – International Journal of Educational Management, 2017
Purpose: Graduate admission has become a critical process for quality assurance in tertiary education. Hitherto, most research has investigated the validity of admissions instruments. However, surprisingly little work has been conducted on the overall organization of admission, which often remains "informal, ad hoc, and lacking in…
Descriptors: College Admission, Decision Making, Validity, Admission Criteria
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Sun, Yanyan; Franklin, Teresa; Gao, Fei – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
This study explored how the GRE Analytical Writing Section Discussion Forum, an informal online language learning community in China, functioned to support its members to improve their English writing proficiency. The Community of Inquiry (CoI) model was used as the theoretical framework to explore the existence of teaching presence, cognitive…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study
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Hatchett, Gregory T.; Lawrence, Christopher; Coaston, Susannah C. – International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 2017
The purpose of this study was to re-evaluate the validity of traditional admissions criteria--UGPA and GRE scores--in predicting academic success for students admitted to a counselor education program in the United States. In contrast to prior research, we also included the newer GRE-Analytical Writing scores in our analyses. In general, we found…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Counselor Training, Academic Achievement, Predictive Validity
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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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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
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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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Oliveri, Maria Elena; Lawless, Rene; Molloy, Hillary – ETS Research Report Series, 2017
The literature and the employee and workforce surveys rank collaborative problem solving (CPS) among the top 5 most critical skills necessary for success in college and the workforce. This paper provides a review of the literature on CPS and related terms, including a discussion of their definitions, importance to higher education and workforce…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Problem Solving, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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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
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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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Attali, Yigal – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2016
Performance of students in low-stakes testing situations has been a concern and focus of recent research. However, researchers who have examined the effect of stakes on performance have not been able to compare low-stakes performance to truly high-stakes performance of the same students. Results of such a comparison are reported in this article.…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study, High Stakes Tests, Comparative Analysis
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Haning, Marshall – Contributions to Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this research was to determine whether music training is correlated with increased reading comprehension skills in young adults. In addition, an attempt was made to replicate Patson and Tippett's (2011) finding that background music impairs language comprehension scores in musicians but not in nonmusicians. Participants with musical…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Adult Reading Programs, Music Education, Music
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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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Buzick, Heather; Oliveri, Maria Elena; Attali, Yigal; Flor, Michael – Applied Measurement in Education, 2016
Automated essay scoring is a developing technology that can provide efficient scoring of large numbers of written responses. Its use in higher education admissions testing provides an opportunity to collect validity and fairness evidence to support current uses and inform its emergence in other areas such as K-12 large-scale assessment. In this…
Descriptors: Essays, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Scoring
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