Intelligence Testing and Minority Students

Intelligence Testing and Minority Students

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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.The early version was used frequently given that there were very few Spanishlanguage-based tests available to clinicians and educators. ... the test manual, no mention is made of Spanishspeaking communities within the United States as serving in the norming process. ... More recently, measures such as the Bilingual Verbal Ability Test (BVAT, MuApozSandoval, Cummins, Alvarado, aamp; Ruef , 1998) haveanbsp;...

Title:Intelligence Testing and Minority Students
Author:Richard R. Valencia, Lisa A. Suzuki
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2000-09-19


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