Accession Number:

ADA200976

Title:

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) as a Predictor of Success at the Naval Postgraduate School

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

The Naval Postgraduate School is conducting a three-year study to determine whether or not to use the Graduate Record Examination as a selection tooladmissions standard. Students are currently selected based on their professional military performance and their undergraduate grades, math and science exposure. This thesis examines a sample of 198 students who took the Graduate Record Examination after arrival at the school and who have completed six quarters of study. The results indicate that the Graduate Record Examination is a much stronger predictor than the currently used undergraduate measures Academic Profile Code. When the Graduate Record Examination scores are combined with undergraduate grade point average and the officers age, an excellent predictor is developed. The thesis contains, in addition to descriptive information and regression results, a prediction equation which may be used by Navy selection committees in determining whether or not an officer will succeed at the Naval Postgraduate School. Thesis.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE