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ERIC Number: EJ1110983
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Pages: 66
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: EISSN-2330-8516
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Stereotype Threat, the Test-Center Environment, and Performance on the GRE General Test. GRE Board Report. GRE 01-03R. ETS Research Report. RR-04-37
Walters, Alyssa M.; Lee, Soonmook; Trapani, Catherine
ETS Research Report Series, Dec 2004
The study investigated the applicability of previous experimental research on stereotype threat to operational Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®) General Test testing centers. The goal was to document any relationships between features of the testing environment that might cue stereotype threat as well as any impact on GRE test scores among African American, Hispanic, Asian American, and female test-takers. Among such features were the gender and ethnicity of test proctors and more general factors, such as the size, activity level, and social atmosphere of test centers. Our analyses revealed several relationships among environmental factors and several variations in test performance for all groups. However, we found no direct support for stereotype threat and, in fact, found some effects for proctor ethnicity that ran counter to a stereotype-threat explanation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Graduate Record Examinations
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