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An Investigation of the Use and Predictive Validity of Scores From the GRE revised General Test in a Singaporean University GRE GPA

Author(s):
Liu, Ou Lydia; Klieger, David M.; Bochenek, Jennifer; Holtzman, Steven; Xu, Jun
Publication Year:
2016
Report Number:
RR-16-05, GRE-16-01
Source:
ETS Research Report
Document Type:
Report
Page Count:
26
Subject/Key Words:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Predictive Validity, General Test (GRE), Revised GRE, Test Scores, Graduate Study, Grade Point Average (GPA), Singapore

Abstract

We also interviewed key members of the admissions committees to understand how the GRE revised General Test and its individual sections are used in the admission process. Our analyses revealed that scores from the GRE revised General Test predicted GGPA and program standing. In particular, these scores showed incremental value beyond undergraduate GPA (UGPA) for predicting GGPA. Furthermore, among enrolled students, those who submitted scores from the GRE revised General Test in application had significantly higher GGPAs than those who did not. These findings largely apply to both doctoral and master's students.

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