ERIC Number: ED204467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-23
Reference Count: 0
Testing and Asian and Pacific Americans.
There are discrepancies between the aptitude test scores of Asian and Pacific Americans and their academic and employment achievement. Asian Pacific Americans do better in school than their test scores predict, but have lower level jobs and income than predicted. These students perform above average in mathematics and science and below average in subjects that require communication skills. This fact accounts for the tendency of Asian/Pacific Americans to choose engineering, computer sciences, and economics as career areas. Yet, they are hindered in the job market by their lack of communication skills. Asian/Pacific Americans must work to balance their educational achievement and must work together, rather than compete among themselves, for better representation in all careers. (APM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pacific Americans
Note: Paper presented at the National Association for Asian and Pacific American Education (Honolulu, HI, April 23, 1981). Not available in paper copy due to author's restriction.