ERIC Number: EJ368271
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Bias in Reading Tests for Black Language Speakers: A Sociolinguistic Perspective.
Hoover, Mary Rhodes; And Others
Negro Educational Review, v38 n2-3 p81-98 Apr-Jul 1987
It is unlikely that reading tests written in standard English can measure the verbal ability of nonstandard speakers. Phonological, syntactic, and lexical biases disproportionately place certain groups at a disadvantage and reinforce undesirable attitudes concerning language varieties. This can be remedied only when the society rids itself of language stratification. (VM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Special issue on testing African American students.