ERIC Number: ED064329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Testers' Influence on Children's Intellectual Performance.
Savage, James E., Jr.; Bowers, Norman D.
The possibilities of influence of the race of testers on the intellectual performance of children were investigated. A four factorial design, with two response measures--the digit span and block design subtests of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children--was employed. These data were gathered on students enrolled in a black and white monoracial school and a multiracial school at each of three grade levels (1, 3, and 5). A total of 240 students were selected at random. Each volunteer tester tested 12 students. Biographic, academic, and attitudinal data were also collected on the testers, and comparisons made between black and white testers. Four main effects (ract of testers, race of examinees, school type, and grade level) and their interactions were tested. Data were analyzed using multivariate analysis of variance. Significant differences were found for the main effects of examinee and school type. Significant interaction effects were found to be testers by examinees; examinees by school type; examinees by grades; and schools by grades. (DB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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Identifiers: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 1972)