ERIC Number: EJ316173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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Evidence of Context Bias on the McCarthy Scales With Mexican American Children: Implications for Test Translation and Nonbiased Assessment.
Valencia, Richard R.; Rankin, Richard J.
Journal of Educational Psychology, v77 n2 p197-207 Apr 1985
Content bias of the McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities (MSCA) was investigated with dominant English- and dominant Spanish-speaking Mexican American preschoolers. The identified item bias (mostly against the Spanish language group) is discussed in terms of information overload on memory as influenced by language differences in word length and acoustic similarity. (Author/BS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: McCarthy Scales of Childrens Abilities