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ERIC Number: ED018200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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TEST BIAS--VALIDITY OF THE SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST FOR NEGRO AND WHITE STUDENTS IN INTEGRATED COLLEGES.
CLEARY, T. ANNE
FOR THIS RESEARCH, A TEST WAS SAID TO BE BIASED FOR MEMBERS OF A SUBGROUP OF THE POPULATION IF, IN THE PREDICTION OF A CRITERION FOR WHICH THE TEST WAS DESIGNED, CONSISTENT NONZERO ERRORS OF PREDICTION ARE MADE FOR MEMBERS OF THE SUBGROUP. SAMPLES OF NEGRO AND WHITE STUDENTS FROM THREE INTEGRATED COLLEGES WERE STUDIED. IN THE TWO EASTERN COLLEGES, NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES IN THE REGRESSION LINES WERE FOUND. IN ONE COLLEGE IN THE SOUTHWEST, SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES WERE FOUND, BUT IT WAS THE NEGRO SCORES THAT WERE OVERPREDICTED. THUS, IN ONE OF THE THREE SCHOOLS, THE SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST WAS FOUND TO BE SLIGHTLY BIASED, BUT IN FAVOR OF THE NEGRO STUDENT. AS THE SCHOOLS USED IN THIS STUDY DO NOT REPRESENT THE FULL SPECTRUM OF COLLEGES IN THE UNITED STATES, NO GENERAL CONCLUSIONS CAN BE REACHED. (AUTHOR/HH)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION BOARD; SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST