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ERIC Number: ED064379
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 14
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Effects of Knowledge of Criterion Groups on the Test Performance of Negro and Mexican-American Students.
Oakland, Thomas; Emmer, Edmund
Previous research has indicated that knowledge of the criterion group differentially affects test performance of minority group members. The effects which knowledge of the criterion group has on the test performance of eighth grade Negro and Mexican-American Ss were examined. There was no evidence that comparison with one of four norm groups affected performance through either an aptitude-treatment interaction or through an overall treatment effect. Data on expected performance indicated a significant aptitude-treatment effect with Negro students only. These results suggest that knowledge of a criterion group may not consistently alter the test performance of persons from minority groups. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, Ill., April 1972)