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Nelson, C. Van; Nelson, Jacquelyn S.; Malone, Bobby G. – College and University, 2004
This study analyzed the retention and completion rates of international students seeking a master's degree at an American university. Records of 866 international students from 1987-2002 were investigated. Of these, 622 graduated, 92 dropped out of the program, and 152 are still active. Predictor variables analyzed to determine retention to degree…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Predictor Variables, Foreign Students, Masters Degrees
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Roemer, Ann – College and University, 2002
Describes the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Advanced Placement in International English Language (APIEL) and evaluates both tests on three basic types of validity criteria: content, construct, and criterion-related. Concludes that the TOEFL has serious limitations, and that the APIEL may be more useful. (EV)
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Content Validity, English (Second Language), Foreign Students
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Morgan, Bruce S. – College and University, 1990
A survey of 105 institutions concerning their use of 3 standardized English tests with foreign graduate students investigated the differences in use and variance among test scores established by different institutions. Overall, results indicate the language proficiency of international graduate students is not examined very carefully before…
Descriptors: College Administration, Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Graduate Students