Publication Date

8-2012

Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Dr. Mark Doggett (Director), Dr. Greg Arbuckle, Dr. Dan Jackson

Degree Program

Department of Architectural and Manufacturing Sciences

Degree Type

Master of Science

Abstract

The effectiveness of the GRE was measured through a mixed-methods study. Quantitative data was studied to determine a relationship between GRE scores and the completion of higher education. Students and employers were surveyed to clarify a link between the content the GRE measures and the skills that are needed in graduate school and the workforce. In addition, students were asked if test administration, time-constrained questions, and question bias had any effect of their GRE score. Together, these findings were inconclusive and do not suggest that the GRE is effective or ineffective in its measurement of potential graduate students in relation to test content, test administration, and question bias, time-constrained questions, and the accurate measurement of psychometrics.

Disciplines

Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods