ERIC Number: ED027123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Assessing the Intellectual Ability of Indian and Metis Pupils at Ft. Simpson, N.W.T.
The study assessed the general intellectual ability of Indian and Metis pupils of the Northwest Territory (N.W.T.), Canada. While minimizing cultural bias, an attempt was made to identify economical tests for this cultural group which would demonstrate (1) minimal loading on verbal and other culture-bound factors, (2) moderate relationship to school achievement, and (3) relative insensitivity to age. The sample for this study consisted of 239 Indians or Metis of both sexes attending school in Grades 1 to 9 at Ft. Simpson, N.W.T. It was found that the Progressive Matrices Test and the Safran Culture-Reduced Intelligence Test best met the criteria established for culture-reduced measures of intellectual potential; however, it was concluded that the production of norms appropriate to the Indian-Metis would be essential before putting these tests into general use. (JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers: Metis (People); Northwest Territories; Raven Progressive Matrices; Safran Culture Reduced Intelligence Test