ERIC Number: EJ429111
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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Cultural Bias and Ecological Validity in Testing Rural Children.
Hilton, Laurence M.
Rural Educator, v12 n3 p16-20 Spr 1991
Standardized tests in speech and language may be culturally biased for use with rural children. Recommends (1) training school personnel for cultural awareness; (2) purchasing culture-free tests; (3) developing local norms and conducting item analyses on tests; (4) identifying bias and modifying testing procedures; (5) accepting dialectical differences; and (6) using expert judgment in determining eligibility for special education. (KS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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