ERIC Number: ED144983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Violations of Human and Civil Rights: Tests and Use of Tests. Report of the Tenth National Conference on Civil and Human Rights in Education, February 18-20, 1972, Washington, D.C.
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Major speeches presented at the conference on human and civil rights in education are summarized. Issues discussed at the conference include: the extent to which standardized testing infringes on the rights of students and educators; the existing uses of educational testing in public schools; and ways to eliminate misuses of tests by educators, researchers, and the testing industry. Summaries of small group discussions are represented on test bias, use of tests for educational administration and employment counseling and the impact of inaccurate test data on student self concept. Recommendations of these discussion groups are summarized. Results of a questionnaire on testing are also included. (GDC)
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Civil Rights, Cultural Differences, Educational Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education, Minority Group Children, Public Schools, Self Concept, Standardized Tests, Student Rights, Test Bias, Test Interpretation, Testing Problems
National Education Association Order Dept., Academic Building, Westhaven, Connecticut 06516 (Stock Number 0556-2-06, $1.00); cassette tapes of condensations of conference speeches available from same address (Stock Number 0550-3-06, $28.50)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Center for Human Relations.
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.