Assessment and Access: Hispanics in Higher Education

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The edited papers resulting from a conference sponsored by the College Board, Educational Testing Service, and Hispanic Higher Education Coalition explore, for the purpose of increasing Hispanic access to higher education, a variety of developments in educational assessment and test familiarization, both theoretical and practical. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Introduction: Advances in Assessment and the Potential for Increasing the Number of Hispanics in Higher Education
Gary D. Keller

Part I: Hispanic Access: The Factors of Culture, Language, Reasoning Skills, and Heuristic Knowledge

1. Cultural and Linguistic Influences on Latino Testing
Jose P. Mestre and James M. Royer

2. Diagnostic Testing of Reasoning Skills
Richard P. Duran

3. Assessing Heuristic Knowledge to Enhance College Students' Success
Raymond V. Padilla

Part II: Opening New Dimensions and Investigating Advances in Test Construction on Behalf of Hispanics

4. Time as a Factor in the Cognitive Test Performance of Latino College Students
Maria Magdalena Llabre

5. Factors Related to Differential Item Functioning for Hispanic Examinees on the Scholastic Aptitude Test
Alicia P. Schmitt and Neil J. Dorans

6. Equating the Scores of the College Board Prueba de Aptitud Academica and the College Board Scholastic Aptitude Test
William H. Angoff and Linda L. Cook

Part III: Testing and Hispanic Access to the Teaching Profession

7. Competency Testing and Latino Student Access to the Teaching Profession: An Overview of Issues
Richard R. Valencia and Sofia Aburto

8. Research Directions and Practical Strategies in Teacher Testing and Assessment: Implications for Improving Latino Access to Teaching
Richard R. Valencia and Sofia Aburto

Part IV: TestSkills: The First Course of Instruction Directed Specifically to the Improvement of the Test-Taking of Hispanics

9. The Development of TestSkills: A Test Familiarization Kit on the PSAT/NMSQT for Hispanic Students
Lorraine Gaire

10. A Preliminary Evaluation of TestSkills: A Kit to Prepare Hispanic Students for the PSAT/NMSQT
Maria Pennock-Roman, Donald E. Powers, and Monte Perez



Appendix A. The Teacher/Counselor Questionnaire

Appendix B. The Student Questionnaire



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