ERIC Number: ED078006
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IQ Testing and Minority School Children: Imperatives for Change.
The inadequacy and misuse of intelligence testing for minority group children are examined. IQ test items, norms, examining procedures, and language usage are discussed in terms of their bias against minority children. The implications of this bias for the classroom teacher are explored with the view that teacher mental sets are powerful mediators in learning and performance and that intelligence test scores play a major role in determining the nature of the set teachers develop. Culture specific or environment testing and criterion-referenced tests are discussed as nondiscriminatory and more valuable methods of evaluation. (KM)
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. National Leadership Inst. - Teacher Education/Early Childhood.