Analytical writing data: contains data regarding how well students did on the Analytical Writing portion of the test. Analytic writing is part of the standardized GRE exam, and students are required to write at least two essays. Data for students who wrote at least three essays is also included. The data collection methodologies used are reported here, and the analysis is conducted using the sample of students who took both the Analytical Writing and Verbal Reasoning portions of the GRE exam.
Verbal reasoning: contains data regarding students’ accuracy with their verbal reasoning questions on the Analytical Writing portion of the test. Verbal reasoning refers to analyzing information and then making a reasonable judgment as to whether the information is correct or false. This section of the GRE exam includes the verbal reasoning sections of both the Quantitative Reasoning section and the Analytical Writing section. Data on this portion of the exam was obtained from the students who took both sections of the exam.
Quantitative reasoning: contains data regarding the student’s score on the Quantitative Reasoning section of the exam. This section of the exam includes both the Quantitative reasoning sections and the Quantitative reasoning portion of the Analytical writing section. Data on this portion of the exam is also obtained from students who took both the Quantitative reasoning section and the Quantitative reasoning portion of the Analytical writing section.
The overall score of each individual student who took both Quantitative reasoning and Analytical writing portions of the exam is compared between the students who took only one or the other portion of the exam, and between the students who took both portions of the test. This comparison is made on an unweighted scale to produce an estimate of the average GRE Quantitative Reasoning score among students who took both the Quantitative reasoning and Analytical reasoning sections of the exam.
All students who took the GRE exam are assigned a percentile rank based on the percentile rank of their GRE scores. Each student is then assigned a number between one and nine, depending on the percentile rank of his or her scores on each section of the exam. Students are also assigned scores for their scores on both Quantitative reasoning and Analytical reasoning, with the exception that students are not assigned a score on the Quantitative reasoning score on a “W” score, since the score on that portion is not calculated the same way as the score for the Quantitative reasoning score.
The student’s score from the Verbal reasoning section of the exam is the average of the student’s Quantitative reasoning score and the Student’s score on the Analytical reasoning section of the exam. The Student’s score from the Analytical reasoning section is the average of the student’s Quantitative reasoning score and the Student’s score on the Analytical reasoning section of the Analytical writing section.
Once a student has been assigned a percentile rank, he or she can calculate an estimate of how many students that percentile rank corresponds to on a given test. This estimate is based on the Student’s percentile rank from the two Percentile Rank sections of the exam and the Student’s percentile rank on the two Quantitative reasoning sections of the exam. If you want to find out the average GRE Quantitative reasoning score among students taking the test, take a look at the data in this article!