The Challenge of Stereotype Threat for the Testing Community AP SAT ASVAB
Stricker, Lawrence J.
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ETS Research Memorandum
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Advanced Placement Program (AP),
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT),
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB),
This paper describes research on stereotype threat by my colleagues and me. One aim was to document its effects on operational tests in high-stakes settings. The second was to investigate possible changes in the tests that might minimize any effects of stereotype threat. Research by others on operational tests in these same kinds of settings is also described. Methodological issues in this research and alternative approaches to investigating stereotype threat are discussed.