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ERIC Number: ED337473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Gender Bias in Testing: Current Debates for Future Priorities. A Public Policy Dialogue. Proceedings of the Ford Foundation Women's Program Forum (2nd, New York, New York, April 1989).
Rosser, Phyllis; And Others
In April 1989, the Women's Program Forum of the Ford Foundation sponsored a seminar that examined the current debates and future directions surrounding the issue of gender bias in testing, with particular attention to the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). This booklet provides a transcript of the proceedings of the forum. P. Rosser's presentation of her research findings on the SAT is included, followed by a panel discussion by the following experts from various areas of education: S. Brown; M. Greenberger; S. Johnson; G. Medalus; M. Welsh; and L. R. Wolfe. The panel points out concerns across a broad spectrum of testing issues, including: (1) ethnic, linguistic, and minority bias, alone and coupled with gender; (2) the impact of standardized testing on classroom instruction and teaching materials; (3) possible consequences of eliminating the SAT; (4) the usefulness of litigation; and (5) the need for more data. (SLD)
Ford Foundation, Office of Communications, 320 East 43 Street, New York, NY 10017 (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Forums; Scholastic Aptitude Test