ERIC Number: ED031540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Selecting Talented Negro Students: Nominations Vs. Test Performance. NMSC Research Reports, Volume 5, Number 6, 1969.
Blumenfeld, Warren S.
Students were identified for participation in the third annual National Achievement Scholarship Program by two methods: (1) all United States high schools were asked to nominate talented Negro students; and (2) high scoring Negro students were identified on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Of the 5,624 participants, about 20 percent entered the competition by nomination only, about 20 percent by test only, and the remainder were both nominated and took the test. A comparison of these groups indicated that the test tended to identify students of higher socioeconomic status, they had higher test scores and lower high school grades, and they attended larger and better equipped high schools than did those identified by the nomination procedure. (Author)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Black Students, High School Students, Scholarships, Student Characteristics, Talent, Talent Identification, Test Results
Research Division, National Merit Scholarship Corporation, 990 Grove Street, Evanston, Ill. 60201
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Merit Scholarship Corp., Evanston, IL.
Identifiers: National Achievement Scholarship Program; National Merit Scholarship Corporation; National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test