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ERIC Number: EJ177392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1978
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Test Format As a Form of Bias for Black Students
Williams, Robert L.; And Others
Journal of Non-White Concerns in Personnel and Guidance, 6, 3, 141-7, Apr 78
This research examines the effects of test format on achievement-test performances of Black children. Multiple-choice test items containing distractors (e.g., all correct, all incorrect) penalize Black children, since distractors appear to serve as blocking agents. The results also suggest that distractors encourage guessing. (Author/DOW)
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