To help interpret scaled scores, the GRE Program describes scores in terms of their standing inappropriate reference groups. Table 1A provides summary statistics for this reference group for each of the three GRE General Test measures: means and standard deviations of scaled scores, and the number of test takers. The table is based on all individuals who tested between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017. Test takers who received a No Score (NS) on a specific measure are excluded from the data reported in that specific measure’s accompanying tables.
Although each GRE General Test measure assesses different developed abilities, scores on the measures are moderately related. The correlation between Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning scores is.35, the correlation between Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Writing scores is.68, and the correlation between Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing scores is.16.
Tables 1B and 1C provide percentile ranks (i.e., the percentages of test takers in a group who obtained scores lower than a specified score) for the GRE General Test measures. The tables are based on all individuals who tested between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017.
Table 1B: GRE® Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative
Reasoning Interpretative Data Used on Score Reports
(Percent of test takers scoring lower than selected scaled scores.
Based on the performance of all individuals who tested
between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017a)
Source: Educational Testing Service.
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