A wide variety of potential indicators of graduate
student performance are reviewed. Based on a
scrutiny of relevant research literature and experience
with recent and current research projects,
the various indicators are considered in two ways.
First, they are analyzed within the framework of the
traditional "criterion problem," that is, with respect
to their adequacy as criteria in predicting
graduate school performance. In this case, emphasis
is given to problems with the criteria that make
it difficult to draw valid inferences about the relationship
between selection measures and performance
measures. Second, the various indicators are
considered as an important process of the graduate
program. In this case, attention is given to their
adequacy as procedures for the evaluation of student
performance, e.g., their clarity, fairness, and
usefulness as feedback to students.
Hartnett, Rodney T & Willingham, Warren W. (1980). The criterion problem: What measure of success in graduate education? Applied Psychological Measurement, 4, 281-291. doi:10.1177/014662168000400301
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The criterion problem: What measure of success in graduate education?.
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