ERIC Number: EJ368270
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Standardized Tests and African-American Children; Communication and Language Issues.
Taylor, Orlando L.; Lee, Dorian Latham
Negro Educational Review, v38 n2-3 p67-80 Apr-Jul 1987
Standardized tests rely on communicative behavior. Incongruities between the language of the test giver and the test taker can result in bias. Data on communications should be consulted so that tests allow for linguistic and cultural differences. This is the only way the abilities of Blacks can be accurately assessed. (VM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
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Note: Special issue on testing African American students.