Posted on March 1, 2013 by GMAC
Provided by Lawrence M. Rudner, vice president, Research and Development and chief psychometrician for the Graduate Management Admission Council.
Business schools want to know if you can evaluate, synthesize and extract the important information and sort out the noise from very large volumes of data. With the launch of the Integrated Reasoning section in June 2012, the GMAT exam started measuring these skills, which are essential for learning in today’s programs, are expected in today’s workplace, and are of critical importance to the businesses you may create or join in the future. (more…)
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Posted on June 21, 2012 by GMAC
If you are reading this blog post YOU are part of the data explosion that is transforming the nature of global commerce and training yourself to handle multiple sources of information to make decisions.
Every time you use Facebook, Twitter, Google, the Web, YouTube, a tablet device, a mobile phone, GPS, email, or any digital social media platform to communicate, make purchases, or conduct business, you are maneuvering the virtual tsunami of data bytes washing across the globe. [It’s estimated there are more than 2.5 quintillion data bytes a day of “big data” moving among us.][i], [ii]
With so much information, there’s increasing demand in both private industry and public policy arenas for MBA and master’s graduates with the analytical and decision-making skills needed to process what’s critical and evaluate these multiple information streams.
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Posted on April 9, 2012 by GMAC
Starting June 5, the GMAT exam will include a new section — Integrated Reasoning. This 12 question, 30-minute section introduces new item formats requiring you to effectively use multiple sources of information and complementary skills to solve reasoning problems. Sounds complicated, doesn’t it? I contend that IR is merely a more realistic version of what the GMAT exam already tests. The operative word is reasoning, and the GMAT has measured higher order reasoning skills since its inception.
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Posted on February 27, 2012 by GMAC
In my previous blog post, I wrote about how faculty at management programs worldwide identified a set of skills, which we call Integrated Reasoning, that were emerging as skills valuable to success in their programs and their classrooms. The skeptics among you may have read that blog thinking, “OK, but I’d still rather take today’s GMAT.”
So I thought I would share with you the perspectives of test takers who have participated in our research to develop the Integrated Reasoning section and who have actually experienced Integrated Reasoning. Nearly 8,000 test takers took the Integrated Reasoning section at the end of their regular GMAT exam January 3-12, 2012. More than 1,200 also responded to a short survey designed to gauge their reaction to this section and the question types.
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