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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

Liu, Ou Lydia; Klieger, David M.; Bochenek, Jennifer; Holtzman, Steven; Xu, Jun
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RR-16-05, GRE-16-01
ETS Research Report
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Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Predictive Validity, General Test (GRE), Revised GRE, Test Scores, Graduate Study, Grade Point Average (GPA), Singapore


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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