`This book is an excellent resource for students interested in learning about IQ testing in the US. The authors are thorough and systematic in their coverageof the history of intelligence testing, often bringing out aspects that are generally not known' - RACE
Intelligence Testing and Minority Students offers the reader a fresh opportunity to re-learn and re-consider the implications of intelligence testing.
Richard R Valencia and Lisa A Suzuki discuss the strengths and limitations of IQ testing relative to the factors which may contribute to biased results. They: review the history of the adaptation and adoption of intelligence testing; evaluate the heredity-environment debate; and discuss the specific performance factors which apply to IQ testing of those in minority ethnic groups.
This practical book offers the practitioner a good sense of what can be done to make testing and education serve the needs of all students fairly and validly, whatever their background.
Intellectual and academic development of racial/ethnic minority children; psychometric evaluation of intelligence and achievement tests; social and psychological foundations of minority schooling; minority school failure and success; teacher testing and prospective minority teachers. Lisa A. Suzuki Is an associate professor in the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University. She is co-editor with Dr. Joseph Ponterotto of the Handbook of Multicultural Assessment: Clinical, Psychological and Educational Applications now in its third edition. She is also co-editor of Qualitative Strategies for Ethnocultural Research with Drs. Nagata and Kohn-Wood. Her main research interests have been in the areas of multicultural assessment and qualitative research methods.
Preface - Ernesto M Bernal Jr PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS Historical Issues Multicultural Perspectives of Intelligence Theory and Measurement Issues PART TWO: PERFORMANCE FACTORS Socioeconomic Status Home Environment Test Bias Heredity PART THREE: ASSESSMENT ISSUES Race/Ethnicity, Intelligence and Special Education Gifted Minority Students A Multicultural Review of Cognitive Ability Tests Future Directions and Best Case Practices Towards Non-discriminatory Assessment