ERIC Number: ED069684
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr-21
Reference Count: 0
Statistical, Legal, and Moral Problems in Following the EEOC Guidelines.
Ruch, William W.
Statistical, legal and moral problems involved in following the EEOC guidelines are described. The guidelines require separate data for minority and non-minority groups with differential cut off scores for aptitude tests which have a racial bias. Problems reviewed include: identification of racial bias in tests is difficult; giving one race an advantageous cutoff over another may be unfair, creating legal challenges; and determining selection by race may diminish the effectiveness of the work group. The author suggests selection on the basis of proportion of numbers of each race applying, taking the top from each group. (DJ)
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Civil Rights, Decision Making, Employment Problems, Job Skills, Legal Problems, Minority Groups, Moral Issues, Predictive Measurement, Predictor Variables, Racial Bias, Racial Differences, Speeches, Statistical Analysis, Test Bias, Test Interpretation, Test Validity, Testing, Vocational Aptitude
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of Western Psychological Association (Portland, Oregon, April 21, 1972)