Cultural Testing on Ethnic Populations Article Review by Jay Writtings LLC

Cultural Testing on Ethnic Populations
A review of the study "Cross-cultural Effects on IQ Test Performance: A Review and Preliminary Normative Indications on WAIS-III Test Performance" by Shuttleworth-Edwards et al.
# 119872 | 1,002 words | 4 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on May 26, 2010 in Education (Theory) , Ethnic Studies (Modern) , Psychology (Testing)


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Description:

The paper looks at the study "Cross-cultural Effects on IQ Test Performance: A Review and Preliminary Normative Indications on WAIS-III Test Performance" that was designed to identify the impact of ethnicity and quality of education on intelligence tests in South Africa. The paper explains the article's argument that formal education quality impacts intelligence testing more than a test taker's identified ethnicity. The paper examines the strengths and weaknesses of the article and briefly discusses its implications for future research on the subject of testing bias, ethnicity and quality of education.

From the Paper:

"The article reviewed for this assignment was Cross-cultural Effects on IQ Test Performance: A Review and Preliminary Normative Indications on WAIS-III Test Performance (Shuttleworth-Edwards et al., 2004). The article discusses the significant impact that quality of education, in regards to various ethnic groups and the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Third Edition or WAIS-III (Wechsler, 1997), has on intelligence testing. Specifically, the authors of the article examine intelligence testing results between three different types of educational and cultural cohorts in South Africa. These three student groups are: (i) black South Africans in traditional universities run by and for black Africans; (ii) black South Africans in elite universities (traditionally run by English whites); and (iii) English white students in these same elite universities."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Claassen, N. C. W., Krynauw, A. H., Paterson, H., & Mathe M. (2001).
  • A Standardization of the WAIS-III for English-Speaking South Africans. Pretoria, South Africa: Human Sciences Research Council.
  • Shuttleworth-Edwards, A.B., Kemp, R.D., Rust, A.L., Muirhead, J.G., Hartman, N.P., & Radloff, S.E. (2004). Cross-Cultural Effects on IQ Test Performance: A Review and Preliminary Normative Indications on WAIS-III Test Performance. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 26 (7), 903-920.
  • Wechsler, D. (1997). The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale- 3 Edition: Technical manual. San Antonio: The Psychological Corporation.

Cite this Article Review:

APA Format

Cultural Testing on Ethnic Populations (2010, May 26) Retrieved February 17, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/cultural-testing-on-ethnic-populations-119872/

MLA Format

"Cultural Testing on Ethnic Populations" 26 May 2010. Web. 17 February. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/article-review/cultural-testing-on-ethnic-populations-119872/>

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