ERIC Number: ED049269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Evaluation in the Inner City.
Fitzgibbon, Thomas J.
This invitational conference examined some of the problems of measurement and evaluation in the inner city. Both the traditional tools and techniques of measurement in evaluation are being questioned, particularly by ghetto community members. Thus, a need was seen for clearly justifying the existence of testing and research efforts and enlisting the support of the community in these efforts. The papers treated such topics as the bias of testing, its impact on the child's self-image and on the school system itself, the role of racism in fostering anti-research attitudes, and parents' reactions to testing. Those who participated in the conference included experts in research and measurement, parents and school representatives from the Philadelphia community, and representatives of other school systems. The discussions which followed each lecture are included. (PR)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Disadvantaged Schools, Educational Research, Educationally Disadvantaged, Evaluation, Ghettos, Inner City, Item Analysis, Measurement, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Racism, Research Problems, Test Bias, Testing Problems, Testing Programs
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 757 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10017 (HC, $1.50)
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Sponsor: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., New York, NY.; Philadelphia Public Schools, PA.
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Note: Presented at the Invitational Conference on Measurement in Education, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 1969