Portfolio review resources
- Applicant guidelines for personal statements
- Sample rubric for personal statements
- Graduate application rubric template
- Frequently asked questions about implementing portfolio review
* denotes references cited on previous pages and full guidelines PDF
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Morrison, T., & Morrison, M. (1995). A meta-analytic assessment of the predictive validity of the quantitative and verbal components of the Graduate Record Examination with graduate grade point averages representing the criterion of the graduate success. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 55, 309-316.
Pacheco, W., Noel, R., Porter, J., & Appleyard, C. (2015). Beyond the GRE: Using a composite score to predict the success of Puerto Rican students in a biomedical PhD program. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 14,1-7.
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Sternberg, R., & Williams, W. (1997). Does the Graduate Record Examination predict meaningful success in the graduate training of psychologists? American Psychologist, 52, 630-641.
*Sedlacek, W.E. (2017). Measuring noncognitive variables: Improving admissions, success, and retention for underrepresented students. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
Tversky, A. & Kahneman, D. (1974). Judgment under uncertainty: Heuristics and biases. Science, 185, 1124-1131.
Weiner, O.D. (2014). How should we be selecting our students? Molecular Biology of the Cell, 25, 429-430.
Council of Graduate Schools overview and full report, "Holistic Review in Graduate Admissions"
* ETS. (2015) "GRE Guide to the Use of Scores"
* Kent, J.D. and McCarthy, M.T. (2016). Holistic Review in Graduate Admissions: A Report from the Council of Graduate Schools. Washington, DC: Council of Graduate Schools.
Williams, D.A., Berger, J.B., & McClendon, S.A. (2005). Toward a model of inclusive excellence and change in post-secondary institutions. Association of American Colleges and Universities: Washington, D.C.