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Predicting Long-Term Success in Graduate School: A Collaborative Validity Study GRE GPA

Burton, Nancy W.; Wang, Ming-mei
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ETS Research Report
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Predictive Validity, Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Grade Point Average (GPA), Faculty Ratings


Results are reported for all departments and graduate schools combined and by discipline and, where sample sized permitted, for master’s and doctoral degree students, men and women, U.S. citizens and noncitizens, domestic ethnic groups, and test takers who took the GRE computer-based test and those who took the paper-and-pencil version of the test. The results indicate that the combination of GRE scores and undergraduate grade point average strongly predicts cumulative graduate grade point average and faculty ratings. These results hold in each discipline and appear to hold in the small subgroups.

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