Language Bias in Tests: ITPA Grammatic Closure

Grill, J. Jeffrey; Bartel, Nettie R.
April 1977
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Apr1977, Vol. 10 Issue 4
Academic Journal
Examines the Grammatic Closure Subtest of the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities to determine the extent to which an alleged bias exists against speakers of non-standard English. High-risk items for dialect speakers; Inappropriateness of the subtest for use as a diagnostic instruments with children who use non-standard English.


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