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The Performance of First-Year Graduate Students on the Graduate Record Examinations GRE

Marco, Gary L.
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GRE Special Report
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Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Graduate Record Examinations Board, Graduate Admissions, Graduate Students, Test Results


Until the 1967-68 academic year, the primary interpretive materials for the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) were the scores for basic reference groups of college seniors, who for the most part took the tests in 1952 (1). At its meeting in 1964, the Committee on Testing of the Association of Graduate Schools recommended that new data--data representative of the performance of enrolled first-year graduate students--be collected and published. This recommendation resulted in the initiation of the current study. The purpose of this study was to obtain data on the performance of first-year graduate students on the Aptitude Test and the Advanced Tests of the Graduate Record Examinations.

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