“Test Bias”- IQ Test Bias

Read and study issues related to test bias in chapter 19 of your text.

On page 532 your text states: “On average, African Americans score about 15 points lower than white Americans on standardized IQ tests. This difference equates to approximately one standard deviation.” I want each student to research this issue and post at least one quality site in your post.

You might want to begin by researching:

Arthur Jensen published material that became very controversial. You will want to look over his material since this was the beginning of an ongoing debate.

  • What kind of test bias does this represent?
  • How does test bias negatively impact individuals?
  • What is the best way to correct this situation?
  • What legislation and other protections have been put in place to insure that all individuals have equal chances of success?
  • Do we rely too heavily on test results?
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