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Solving the mystery of racial bias in testing : how much does it cost to think about being Black?

Author: Janet E Helms; Microtraining Associates.; Alexander Street Press.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Alexander Street Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Students of African and Latino descent typically score at least one standard deviation lower on standardized tests in comparison to students of EuroAmerican heritage. If this is predictable, why continue to use these tests for high school graduation, college admissions, and graduate school selection? In this address, Dr. Helms shows how scores on standardized tests may be adjusted to compensate for unfair  Read more...
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Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Janet E Helms; Microtraining Associates.; Alexander Street Press.
OCLC Number: 489263342
Notes: Title from title frames.
Accompanied by transcript of program, clips and abstract.
Issued as part of the Counseling and therapy in video collection.
Originally produced in 2002.
Performer(s): Presenter, Janet E. Helms.
Description: 1 streaming video file (60 min.) : digital, SWF file, sd., col.
Details: System requirements: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher; Firefox 1.0 or higher; Adobe Flash Player 9 or higher.; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other Titles: How much does it cost to think about being Black?
Counseling and therapy in video.
Responsibility: Microtraining Associates.

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Students of African and Latino descent typically score at least one standard deviation lower on standardized tests in comparison to students of EuroAmerican heritage. If this is predictable, why continue to use these tests for high school graduation, college admissions, and graduate school selection? In this address, Dr. Helms shows how scores on standardized tests may be adjusted to compensate for unfair racial/cultural influences. This is a presentation that can change the way your students think about psychological assessment.

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