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An Investigation of the Feasibility of Obtaining Additional Subscores on the GRE Advanced Psychology Test GRE

McPeek, W. Miles; Altman, Robert A.; Wallmark, Madeline M.; Wingersky, Bary G.
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Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Board Professional Report, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ
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Achievement Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Content Analysis, Factor Analysis, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Psychology, Scores, Statistical Data, Test Construction, Test Interpretation, Test Reliability, Graduate Record Examination (GRE)


The particular subscores which could provide useful information varied from student to student. This finding was supported by an examination of fifty randomly chosen answer sheets. It was concluded that subscores based on the content areas identified by the Psychology Committee may have potential for providing additional information for purposes of guidance and placement. Subscores based on a factor analysis of the test, however, were judged not to have equivalent potential.

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