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ERIC Number: ED562637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Defining Group Membership: The Impact of Multiple versus Single Ethnic/Racial Categories on Testing Practices. Research Notes. RN-13
Wendler, Cathy; Feigenbaum, Miriam; Escandón, Mérida
College Entrance Examination Board
The SAT Program undertook two studies aimed at evaluating the impact of allowing students to indicate more than one ethnic/racial category. Results of this study indicated that there is little impact on DIF [differential item functioning] analyses when different definitions of ethnic/racial classifications are used compared to traditionally defined classifications. Until the percentage of students representing multiple ethnic/racial categories increases, it is unlikely that current testing practices need to be modified.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test); Student Descriptive Questionnaire