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Validity of GRE General Test Scores for Admission to Colleges of Veterinary Medicine GRE GREB

Powers, Donald E.
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RR-01-10, GREB-98-09R
ETS Research Report
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Graduate Record Examinations Board, Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), Test Validity, College Admissions, Veterinary Medical Colleges, Prediction, Success, Veterinary Medical Education, Veterinarians


When corrections were made for both range restriction and unreliability, the resulting validity coefficients (median multiple correlations) were .53 for three GRE scores, when used together; .56 for overall undergraduate GPA; and .72 for GRE scores and overall undergraduate GPA considered together. Adding GRE scores to undergraduate GPA increased the amount of variance explained, on average, by about 18% - a proportion that can be regarded as being "medium" to "large."

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