ERIC Number: ED312276
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-23
Reference Count: N/A
Sex and Race Differences on Standardized Tests. Oversight Hearings before the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights of the Committee on the Judiciary. House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.
The purpose of this 1-day hearing was to assess the level and effects of bias based on gender and race differences affecting standardized tests. The focus was on examining the role of standardized tests with respect to educational and employment opportunities for women and minorities. Testimony or statements from 14 witnesses are presented. Subjects addressed include the influence of test scores on entry into gifted programs, uses of the Scholastic Aptitude Test, the impact of standardized testing on children at risk, misclassification of minority students, testing of the handicapped, politics of testing, the Admissions Testing Program of the College Board, test fairness assurances, and the Educational Testing Service's sensitivity review process and its standards for quality and fairness. (TJH)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Admission (School), Classification, College Entrance Examinations, Disability Discrimination, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Hearings, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Occupational Tests, Politics of Education, Racial Differences, Sex Differences, Standardized Tests, Test Bias
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)