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Further Validation of a Writing Assessment for Graduate Admissions GREB GRE

Powers, Donald E.; Fowles, Mary E.; Welsh, Cynthia K.
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ETS Research Report
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Graduate Record Examinations Board, Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), Writing Tests, Test Validity, College Admission, Graduate Study


which performance on course-related writing assignments and performance on the two new writing exercises relate to one another, thus facilitating the interpretation of scores derived from the new writing assessment. The results revealed modest relationships between performance on the writing assessment essays and various nontest indicators of writing ability. Performance on the GRE Writing Assessment exhibited the strongest relationship with course-related writing samples, arguably the most compelling of the nontest indicators. There was no indication that the relationship between the essays and course-related writing samples may depend on particular characteristics of the sample.

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