ERIC Number: ED150773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Psychological Tests and Minorities.
Wright, Brenda Johnson; Isenstein, Vivian R.
The problems with traditional testing, particularly as they relate to minorities, are discussed; and psychological tests designed specifically for Blacks are reviewed. Considered are general problems, problems with testing at the higher education level and for employment, and moral and legal implications of the testing controversy. The rationale for a culturally specific test, designed to identify and capitalize on the type of information to which the average Black person has been exposed, is presented. Described are the following culturally specific tests: Black Intelligence Test of Cultural Homogeneity (BITCH), Black Personality Questionnaire (BPQ), Black Preference Inventory (BPI), Black Opinion Scale (BOS), Themes of Black Awareness (TOBA), and Themes Concerning Blacks (TCB). (SBH)
Descriptors: Blacks, Minority Groups, Psychological Testing, Standardized Tests, Test Reviews, Testing Problems
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Div. of Scientific and Public Information.
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