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Score Interpretation Resources

ETS provides interpretive data and resources for the GRE tests to assist graduate and professional schools, including business and law, in using scores for admissions purposes.
 

GRE® Guide to the Use of Scores

Provides information about the benefits of using GRE scores, the skills measured on GRE tests, scoring and score reporting, and using and interpreting GRE scores. Also includes the guidelines for the use of GRE scores, GRE test interpretive data, percentile rank information, reliability coefficients and standard errors of measurement.

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Reliability and Standard Error of Measurement

Includes reliability and standard error of measurement information to help score users understand what score differences between applicants are meaningful.

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A Snapshot of the Individuals Who Took the GRE® General Test July 2016–June 2021

Provides characteristics of interest and performance information for test takers who took the GRE General Test. This report is intended to help GRE score users understand the scores they receive and to encourage appropriate score use.

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General Test Interpretive Data

Provides summary statistics and percentile rank information for the Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing measures.

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Major Field Code List

Contains fields of study from which test takers select their intended graduate major. Fields are grouped into graduate major fields (e.g., Biological and Biomedical Sciences and Chemistry) and broad graduate major fields (e.g., Life Sciences and Physical Sciences).

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General Test Percentage Distribution of Scores Within Intended Broad Graduate Major Field

Contains Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing data for seniors and nonenrolled college graduates who stated that they intended to do graduate work in one of approximately 300 major fields. The score data are summarized into 51 broad graduate major field categories so that applicants can be compared to others likely to be most similar to them in educational goals.

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General Test Percentage Distribution of Scores Within Intended Graduate Major Field

Contains Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing data for seniors and nonenrolled college graduates who stated that they intended to do graduate work in one of approximately 300 major fields. The score data are summarized into 300 graduate major field categories so that applicants can be compared to others likely to be most similar to them in educational goals.

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GRE® General Test Volumes by Country: 2012 to 2021

Presents GRE General Test means by country based on where individuals tested for 2012 to 2021.

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Analytical Writing Measure Score Level Descriptions

Statements that describe the overall quality of analytical writing, for each score level, demonstrated on the Issue and Argument tasks, along with the scoring guides for each task.

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Using GRE® Scores Successfully in Holistic Admissions

Get an at-a-glance look at how to use GRE scores, why it is important to consider scores on each measure independently and the best ways to compare applicants’ test scores.

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GRE Comparison Tool for Law Schools

Allows users to calculate an applicant's predicted LSAT® score by entering GRE Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning scores from the GRE General Test.

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A Balanced Approach to GRE® Score Use

Presents analyses based on test takers who took the GRE General Test that show how adhering to a particular cut score policy can lead to systematically disregarding large numbers of candidates in various subgroups (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender).

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State-Level Data Sorted by Attended Institution

Test-taker performance by state (location of the undergraduate institution the test taker attended).

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State-Level Data Sorted by Test Center

Test-taker performance by state (location of the test center).

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Subject Test Interpretive Data

Includes summary statistics and percentile rank information for the Subject Test total scores and subscores.

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