SELECTING SUCCESSFUL GRADUATE STUDENTS: IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS WITH GRE® USERS

Mary Beth Walpole, Nancy W. Burton, Kamau Kanyi, Altamese Jackenthal

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Abstract

This study analyzed interviews with over 100 graduate school staff and faculty in 26 disciplines and 20 institutions who use the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE®). The interviews covered admissions and admissions-related topics, such as recruitment, retention, and measurement of student success in graduate school. Interviewees consider the GRE General Test to be a useful common standard for students with widely differing backgrounds. In contrast, GRE Subject Tests, although considered to be strong evidence of discipline-specific knowledge, are being used less in a competitive environment. Graduate programs want more information about the language skills – particularly writing and speaking skills – and personal qualities of applicants, and better information about international students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)i-29
JournalETS Research Report Series
Volume2002
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Applied Psychology
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty

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