ERIC Number: ED183628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
What to Do about Sex Bias in Testing.
Tittle, Carol Kehr
Guidelines are proposed for reviewing career interest tests, aptitude tests, and achievement tests for sex bias in violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments 1972. To review the tests, several recommendations are made: analyze the test; review the technical manuals and interpretive information; examine and classify test items, reading passages, and illustrations; and review the interpretation of sex differences in performance. School personnel are also given suggestions on activities to undertake if tests are not sex fair: communicate test limitations to students; provide a full range of career choices; support counseling and career education programs; use a different test; inform the publisher of needed revisions; reduce harmful test effects through in-service programs or additional interpretive materials; and assist teachers in constructing sex-fair locally produced tests. (MH)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Aptitude Tests, Change Strategies, Guidelines, Interest Inventories, Sex Discrimination, Test Interpretation, Testing Problems
WEECN, Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, 1855 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 ($3.50 prepaid)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Women's Educational Equity Act Program.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation, Princeton, NJ.; Women's Educational Equity Communications Network, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; Title IX Education Amendments 1972