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ERIC Number: EJ396215
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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Competency Testing and the International Student: A Common Sense Approach to Detecting Cultural Bias in Testing Instruments.
Tompkins, Loren D.; Mehring, Teresa
Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, v17 n2 p72-78 Apr 1989
Conducted descriptive comparison of United States and international students to examine whether or not bias exists when norm-based proficiency tests are applied across national cultures. Examined competency test scores, grade point averages, and freshmen English and mathematics grades of American and international students. Results suggest that competency test examined unreasonably discriminated against non-native speakers, indicating bias. (NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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