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Testing of Culturally Different Groups SAT

Campbell, Joel T.
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ETS Research Bulletin
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College Board, African Americans, College Entrance Examinations, Culture Fair Tests, Disadvantaged, Racial Differences, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), Test Bias, Test Validity


The purpose of this study was to summarize research findings on testing which differ in some respects from the majority culture in the United States. Particular attention was paid to factors which appeared to cause or be associated with changes in test scores. The effectiveness of tests in predicting performance of Black students in integrated and segregated colleges was evaluated. A program of research, designed to fill gaps in present knowledge, is outlined, with particular attention focused on selection for college and remedying educational deficits at the college level.

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