danust2012 at gmail.com
Thu May 30 23:15:37 UTC 2019
On May 30, 2019, at 3:47 PM, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote:
> You may have read of graduate schools dropping the use of the Graduate Record Exam as a part of admission.
> While it is true that the correlations between GRE performance and graduate school performance are small (recent Science article), it does not mean that what is measure by the GRE is irrelevant to grad school work.
> I think was is going on, and always has gone on, is that you are dealing with a restriction in range. Imagine if you were to give the GRE to a random sample of people and then measure their ability to do grad school work. The correlation would be very high. But people wanting to go to grad school are mostly pretty smart - restricted range.
> No correlation does not mean no importance of the traits being measured.
> Give the restricted range, I cannot think that any test, present or future, would be a good predictor. The tests are not flawed; the samples are.
I was going to ask, but then your last paragraph answered my question — on whether you think there are other tests that better predict grad school performance.
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