ERIC Number: ED206631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Item Bias in the WISC-R Using Black, White, and Hispanic Learning Disabled Children.
Cotter, Dianne E.; Berk, Ronald A.
Item bias in the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (Revised) was investigated using black, white, and Hispanic learning disabled children. Samples of 112 blacks, 126 whites, and 117 Hispanics were matched on subtest raw score and sex. An item-by-group analysis of variance was computed on delta transformed item means for each of nine subtests and two-group comparisons to determine interaction effects. Significant interactions were followed by post hoc comparisons with the Newman-Keuls test. The results indicated bias in four subtests for the black-white comparisons and in three subtests for the Hispanic-white comparisons. Eighteen different items or 22 percent of the items in five different subtests were identified as biased against blacks, whites, or Hispanics. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (Revised)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).