Traditionally, major national admissions tests,
such as the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
Aptitude Test, have focused primarily on the measurement
of broadly applicable verbal and quantitative
abilities. The GRE Board recently sponsored
an investigation of the possibility of extending the
measurement of abilities beyond the verbal and
quantitative domains in order to facilitate a
broadened definition of talent. That effort resulted
in a restructured GRE Aptitude Test, which includes
a measure of analytical ability for which a
separate score is reported. The present study provides
a factor analytic description of the new restructured
test. Results suggest that the restructured
test continues to tap the verbal and quantitative
skills measured by the original GRE Aptitude
Test but that it also contains a distinct, identifiable
analytical dimension that is highly correlated with
the dimensions underlying performance on the verbal
and quantitative sections of the test.
Powers, Donald E & Swinton, Spencer S. (1981). Extending the measurement of graduate admission abilities beyond the verbal and quantitative domains. Applied Psychological Measurement, 5, 141-158. doi:10.1177/014662168100500201
Powers, Donald E.; Swinton, Spencer S..
Extending the measurement of graduate admission abilities beyond the verbal and quantitative domains.
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