A Study of the ETS General Field Test as an AACSB Assessment Tool and the Impact of Experiential Exercises and Simulation on Learning


  • Barbara J. Howard
  • Peter M. Markulis
  • Daniel R. Strang


This paper explores the use of the ETS exam as an assessment tool and as a possible indicator of the effectiveness of experiential learning techniques. The authors use a sample of students that completed the ETS general field study test to analyze the relationship between several demographic factors and the results on the test. No relationship was found between the mean score on the test and classroom exposure to case study, computer simulation, or experiential exercise techniques. The study, however, was severely limited by the small sample size. The authors conclude that although the design of the study is valid, the results are not.