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Effects of Socioeconomic Status (SES) and Cultural Background on Standardized Testing Results

Posted By: Pearl Polestico on February 11, 2003
 
I personally found your topic for a research paper interesting. Since I have been handling masteral courses in psychological testing, I have often been dismayed by the results of standardized tests used by my practicum students. Based on mini-researches and analysis of findings, my students have been consistent in their findings that the socio-economic status of test takers (Culture Fair Intelligence Test, Scholastic Assessment Test, to mention a few)is positively correlated with the test takers' cultural background. This is premised on the fact that those belonging to the upper socio-economic bracket have been placed in the best schools in the country, having the best teachers and education. On the contrary, those who belong to the lower economic status (particularly coming from the rural and countryside) do not have the same exposure in learning and are somewhat limited in their language proficiency. Now, this is particularly true in the Philippine setting.
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 Effects of Socioeconomic Status (SES) and Cultural Background on Standardized Testing Results by Carol Watts on February 5, 2003
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