The Graduate School at Howard University announces the requirement of the Educational Testing Service (ETS)® Personal Potential Index (PPI) for fall 2013 applications in 12 participating programs (see list below). The departments will pilot the use of the ETS PPI to establish evidence-based results in an effort to assess the potential for a broader use of the measurement tool.
The PPI measurement is designed to evaluate a prospective student’s potential for graduate study based on six non-cognitive characteristics. The PPI allows applicants the opportunity to provide an enhanced range of attributes often valued as indications of the candidate’s capabilities for graduate study. The applicant may select academic three (3) recommenders to evaluate them based on six (6) dimensions that are considered key to success in graduate school.
Howard University will conduct a five-year validity study on the use of the PPI beginning with a fall 2013 cohort. The overarching goal of the study is to acquire a deeper understanding of our applicant pool and review additional non-cognitive characteristics associated with potential for graduate-level studies.
The participating departments are as follows:
Communication, Culture and Media Studies
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Genetics and Human Genetics