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Posted February 02, 2015 by

How to Gear Up for the GMAT

If you ever wanted to apply for an MBA, you probably heard about the GMAT score. To enter a graduate management program, applicants must take the Graduate Management Admission Test or GMAT, made up of four sections: writing, reasoning, quantitative and verbal. The GMAT score obtained is one of the most important factors that determine whether you will be admitted or not. That is why the editors at MBA central have developed a visualized guide with useful information on the GMAT, the average scores for top schools in the USA as well as a few tips on how to prepare. (more…)

Posted June 27, 2014 by

Should You Take the GRE While You’re Still in College, or After You Graduate?

Ryan Hickey

Ryan Hickey, Managing Editor of Peterson’s & EssayEdge

Tackling the GRE is a major task. With so much to do before you graduate, should you take it while you’re still in college, or wait until after graduation? There are benefits and pitfalls to both, and the decision largely depends on your particular circumstances.

This guide can help you decide which path to take, positioning yourself to earn the score that you need. (more…)

Posted March 25, 2014 by

Validating Your Candidate Testing by Past Results Monitoring

Job candidates taking tests at an assessment center

Job candidates taking tests at an assessment center. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The importance of candidate testing in the process of employee recruitment has become increasingly important. As more online jobs become available, and HR recruiting becomes more prevalent, it will become increasingly important to increase the validity of such tests. How do we do this?

In schools, testing is considered valid if it tests what it is supposed to test and reliable if it tests at different intervals with similar results. So one way to test both the validity and reliability of test results is to view former results and compare them. This not only will tell us a lot about how tests fared from one year to another, but it also offers a chance to scrutinize the test in more detail and decide which items to throw out. (more…)