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Test Difficulty and Stereotype Threat on the GRE General Test GRE

Author(s):
Stricker, Lawrence J.; Bejar, Isaac I.
Publication Year:
1999
Report Number:
RR-99-19, GREB-96-06R
Source:
ETS Research Report
Document Type:
Report
Page Count:
47
Subject/Key Words:
Black Stereotypes, Black Students, College Seniors, Computer-Assisted Testing, Differential Item Difficulty, Graduate Students, Self Esteem, Sex Stereotypes, Test Anxiety, White Students, Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Abstract

Reducing test difficulty did not affect test performance or explicit indexes of stereotype threat for any group, but it lowered the anxiety of White students and women and raised the self-esteem of White students.

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