ERIC Number: ED337473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
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)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, College Entrance Examinations, Culture Fair Tests, Educational Policy, Females, High Schools, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Minority Groups, Research Needs, Seminars, Sex Bias, Standardized Tests, Test Bias, Test Results, Test Use, Testing Problems
Ford Foundation, Office of Communications, 320 East 43 Street, New York, NY 10017 (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Forums; Scholastic Aptitude Test