Summary and Conclusions

  • Isaac I. Bejar
  • Roger Chaffin
  • Susan Embretson
Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)


This investigation is a validity study in at least two senses. First, it aimed to be “a scientific inquiry into score meaning” (Messick, 1989a; see also, Messick, 1989b, pp. 21–34). Second, the close attention we have paid to the test development process, by, for example, modeling and documenting the expertise of those involved in the creation of items, adds to the “operational validity” of GRE test scores. In this chapter we will attempt to put the study into perspective and summarize its results.


Word Pair Semantic Relation Semantic Characteristic Item Difficulty Lexical Knowledge 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Isaac I. Bejar
    • 1
  • Roger Chaffin
    • 2
  • Susan Embretson
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Education Policy ResearchEducational Testing ServicePrincetonUSA
  2. 2.Trenton State CollegeTrentonUSA
  3. 3.University of KansasLawrenceUSA

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