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Fifolt, Matthew; Engler, Jeffrey; Abbott, Gypsy – College and University, 2014
In 2007 and 2010, the National Research Council reported that the United States was not producing enough graduates in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields to meet the demands of an increasingly competitive global economy. Despite recent challenges to these findings, one thing remains clear: Underrepresented…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Disproportionate Representation, Science Careers, Graduate Students
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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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Rubio, Doris McGartland; Rubin, Robert S.; Brennan, Donald G. – College and University, 2003
This case study was designed to demonstrate how an institution could use readily available archival data to produce a simple yet informative validity study as a necessary step in understanding the effectiveness of their selection process. Results indicated the GRE does not significantly predict graduate school success across all disciplines…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Grade Point Average, Grade Prediction, Higher Education
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Johnson, Troy – College and University, 2001
Describes three areas in which the graduate community is vulnerable to substandard practice when using Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) scores in decision processes: percentile versus raw scores, cut-off scores, and summed scores. Asserts that the graduate community is generally unaware that raw scores on the verbal, quantitative, and analytical…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study, High Stakes Tests
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Anaya, Guadalupe – College and University, 1999
The validity and accuracy of self-reported Graduate Record Examination standardized test scores were examined for a national sample of 1,408 college students. Overall, high correlations between actual and student-reported scores and high accuracy rates were found. Differences in accuracy rates were associated with low student performance on the…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Higher Education, Predictor Variables, Standardized Tests
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Bornheimer, Deane G. – College and University, 1984
Performance of limited-English speaking graduate school applicants on the Prueba de Admision para Estudios Graduados aptitude test is compared with Graduate Record Examination results, and the validity of the two tests as predictors of academic success for bilingual doctoral students in the New York University Puerto Rico program is examined. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Aptitude Tests, Bilingual Students, College Applicants