ERIC Number: ED099400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Testing of Black Students: A Symposium.
Miller, LaMar P., Ed.
The controversial and complex issues regarding the effects of educational and psychological testing on the education of minority group children in America are discussed. Although the focus is primarily on black students, the issues discussed are equally valid for all minority populations in the American public schools. The articles in the book cover psychometric issues of bias and prediction, social and educational problems revolving around or directly attributable to testing, alternative multicultural models of testing, and strategies for testing in the future. Articles included are: (1) Some Points of Confusion in Discussing the Testing of Black Students; (2) The Problem of Match and Mismatch in Testing Black Children; (3) Psychometric Barriers to Higher Education; (4) Situational Effects in Testing; (5) Grouping for Instruction; (6) The Testing of Black Students: Dilemmas for Test Publishers; (7) Research, Education, and Public Policy: Heredity vs. Environment in Negro Intelligence; (8) Latent Functions of Intelligence Testing in the Public Schools; and (9) Testing the Black Minority: Strategies and Problems. (Author/EH)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Black Students, Educational Research, Higher Education, Intelligence, Intelligence Tests, Minority Group Children, Nature Nurture Controversy, Predictive Measurement, Psychometrics, Public Schools, Publishing Industry, Standardized Tests, Test Bias, Test Interpretation, Test Validity, Testing, Testing Problems, Tests
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632 ($6.95)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Symposium Proceedings from the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 1973)