Intelligence Testing And Minority Students

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Overview

Intelligence Testing and Minority Students offers the reader a fresh opportunity to re-learn and re-consider the implications of intelligence testing. Richard R. Valencia and Lisa A. Suzuki discuss the strengths and limitations of IQ testing relative to the factors which may contribute to biased results. They review the history of the adaptation and adoption of intelligence testing; evaluate the heredity-environment debate; discuss the specific performance factors which apply to IQ testing of those in minority ethnic groups.

This practical book offers the practitioner a good sense of what can be done to make testing and education serve the needs of all students fairly and validly, whatever their background.

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Editorial Reviews

Jonathan Sandoval
"At last – a book that is comprehensive, balanced and sensitive in its approach to the intellectual assessment of minority children. This book will quickly become a standard text in courses on assessment and diversity."
Terry Gutkin
"Congratulations to Richard Valencia and Lisa Suzuki for producing a long overdue, comprehensive and balanced treatment of cognitive assessment for minority children. This volume should prove to be a great value for practitioners and researchers alike."
Alan S. Kaufman
“I believe that Intelligence Testing and Minority Students is absolutely outstanding. Valencia and Suzuki demonstrate unusually rich research-based, theoretical, practical, and clinical foundations for treating the important and thorough set of topics covered by the book. Their underlying compassion is also evident throughout the book. I recommend this book to everyone in the field of assessment; it is “must” reading for anyone who tests minority students.”
Robert Rueda
"This book should be required reading for those who work in this field either in a research or clinical capacity, but is especially important for those who have reservations about the use of standardized tests for intellectual assessment. It is a highly valuable reference."
Asa G. Hilliard III
"This is a very rich resource on the history of "intelligence" testing and it's application to diverse ethnic groups. Theoretical and applied topics are well integrated in the discussions. Most important is the inclusion of the record of white supremacy ideology, the issues of cultural salience in measurement, and the issues of usage. I know of no other reference on this topic that is as comprehensive as is this one."
Booknews
Authors Valencia (educational psychology, U. of Texas -Austin) and Suzuki (applied psychology, New York U.) provide an overview of the history of IQ testing and minorities, followed by discussion of performance factors (socioeconomic status, home environment, test bias, and heredity). The final part of the book is devoted to assessment issues in such areas as special education and giftedness and reports on ways that traditional tests are being modified in an effort to make them non-discriminatory. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761912316
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/19/2000
  • Series: RACIAL ETHNIC MINORITY PSYCHOLOGY , #3
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 420
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Intellectual and academic development of racial/ethnic minority children; psychometric evaluation of intelligence and achievement tests; social and psychological foundations of minority schooling; minority school failure and success; teacher testing and prospective minority teachers.

Lisa Suzuki conducts research in the area of multicultural assessment in particular understanding how culture impacts the process of cognitive assessment. Her work also focuses on the usage of qualitative research strategies with diverse ethnocultural groups. She serves as an Associate Editor of The Counseling Psychologist, Consulting Editor of The Journal of Psychological Assessment, and Consulting Editor of The Asian Journal of Counseling. She is senior co-editor of the Handbook of Multicultural Assessment now in its third edition (with Joseph Ponterotto) and co editor of The Handbook of Multicultural Counseling (with Joseph Ponterotto, Manuel Casas, and Charlene Alexander) also in its third edition. She is co-author of Intelligent Testing with Minority Students (with Richard Valencia) and co-editor of Using Qualitative Methods in Psychology (with Mary Kopala). Suzuki currently co-editing a text (with Donna Nagata and Laura Kohn-Wood) entitled Qualitative Strategies with Ethnocultural Populations to be published by APA Books. She is currently working with Jacqueline Mattis and a group of doctoral students on a study focusing on meaning making among survivors of the Holocaust in collaboration with Elizabeth Edelstein of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. Suzuki is the recipient of the Distinguished Contribution bestowed by the Asian American Psychological Association (2006) and the Visionary Leadership Award from the National Multicultural Conference and Summit (2007). Suzuki served as the Vice-President of Diversity and Public Interest for the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17) of the American Psychological Association (2002-2005). Suzuki received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1992 and has taught in the counseling psychology programs at Fordham University and the University of Oregon.

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Table of Contents

Preface - Ernesto M Bernal Jr
PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS
Historical Issues
Multicultural Perspectives of Intelligence
Theory and Measurement Issues
PART TWO: PERFORMANCE FACTORS
Socioeconomic Status
Home Environment
Test Bias
Heredity
PART THREE: ASSESSMENT ISSUES
Race/Ethnicity, Intelligence and Special Education
Gifted Minority Students
A Multicultural Review of Cognitive Ability Tests
Future Directions and Best Case Practices
Towards Non-discriminatory Assessment

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