Intelligence Testing and Minority Students: Foundations, Performance Factors, and Assessment Issues / Edition 1

Intelligence Testing and Minority Students: Foundations, Performance Factors, and Assessment Issues / Edition 1

by Richard R. Valencia, Lisa Suzuki
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761912304

ISBN-13: 9780761912309

Pub. Date: 09/19/2000

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761912309
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/19/2000
Series:
RACIAL ETHNIC MINORITY PSYCHOLOGY Series, #3
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

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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