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Graphical Modeling: A New Response Type for Measuring the Qualitative Component of Mathematical Reasoning GREB GRE GM

Bennett, Randy Elliot; Morley, Mary; Quardt, Dennis; Rock, Donald A.
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RR-99-21, GREB-97-01P
ETS Research Report
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Graduate Record Examinations Board, Automation, Scoring, Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), Computer Assisted Testing, Mathematics Skills, Measurement Techniques, Graphical modeling (Statistics), Constructed-Response Tests


In exploratory analyses of difficulty, one of three manipulated item features, problem structure, had a significant effect. Our impact analyses detected no significant gender differences independent of those associated with the GRE quantitative section. Finally, while more participants preferred regular multiple-choice graphical reasoning questions to GM items, more also thought GM was the fairer indicator of their ability to undertake graduate study.

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