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ERIC Number: ED049861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
Pages: 186
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A Status Study of the Academic Capabilities and Achievements of Three Ethnic Groups: Anglo, Negro, and Spanish Surname, in San Antonio, Texas.
McDowell, Neil Allen
The doctoral dissertation compared intelligence, general ability, and reading achievement of 735 Negro, Anglo, and Spanish-surnamed first-graders from the San Antonio Independent School District. Intelligence and general ability were measured by pretest. The "Goodenough-Harris Draw-A-Man Test" was used to test intelligence and "The Inter-American Test of General Ability, Level One" measured reading readiness. Reading achievement was measured by the "Inter-American Test, Reading Level I" (English Form). Anglo children scored significantly higher than Spanish-surnamed or Negro children in general ability and intelligence as measured by the initial tests. Significant differences were also found among the social classes, generally favoring the upper classes. All further analysis was either prohibitive or did not reveal significant differences. Testing procedures and inappropriateness of some of the instruments used limited reliability of the findings. (This document is Supplement No. 2 to a dissertation previously announced in "RIE" as ED 026 217.) (MB)
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Note: Doctor's dissertation submitted to the University of Texas, Austin