ERIC Number: ED048383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Ability Grouping: 1970 -- III. The Problems and Utilities Involved in the Use of Tests for Grouping Children with Limited Backgrounds, and Alternative Strategies to Such Grouping.
Findley, Warren G.; Bryan, Miriam M.
Problems in the interpretation of standardized tests used to group children of limited backgrounds, cultural bias in tests, and the misuse of tests are considered. Reports on the use of specific tests with disadvantaged students are reviewed and some of the efforts being made to provide better interpretive data are discussed. Alternative strategies to homogeneous and heterogeneous ability grouping are suggested and described in some detail. The mutually compatible strategies include: individualized instruction, stratified heterogeneous grouping, student tutoring, team teaching, and early childhood education. An extensive bibliography and a list of test references are provided. See TM 000 501, 502, and 504 for other sections of this report. (PR)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Classification, Culture Fair Tests, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education, Educational Strategies, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Heterogeneous Grouping, Individualized Instruction, Minority Groups, Standardized Tests, Team Teaching, Test Bias, Test Interpretation, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Testing
Dr. Morrill M. Hall, Director, Center for Educational Improvement, College of Education, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30601. Identify the title and the part needed (Single copies)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Coll. of Education.