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Thought this article in the current of Science is of interest to us all as I know there has been a lot of debate about these things on this forum. This author seems to believe there is a definite correlation between standardized test scores and graduate/medical school performance. Here is a link to the article...http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/315/5815/1080


Now, I am partly colorblind, but think the chart says that the MCAT correlates strongly with Step 1 performance and a little less so with first year grades.

Bias in Testing
One concern is that admissions tests might be biased against certain groups, including racial, ethnic, and gender groups. To test for bias, regression analyses of an outcome measure are compared for different groups (12, 17). If regression lines do not differ, then there is evidence that any given score on the test is associated with the same level of performance in school regardless of group membership. Overall and across tests, research has found that regression lines frequently do not differ by race or ethnic group. When they do, tests systematically favor minority groups (18-23). Tests do tend to underpredict the performance of women in college settings (24-26) (SOM text) but not in graduate school (18-20, 23).
Interesting. I wonder why that is. Normally people argue the reverse finding.


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Interesting, Poeple almost always argue that standardized testing favors the non-minority
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