Stereotype Vulnerability in Elementary Aged African American Students

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This study explores a link between "stereotype vulnerability" and the documented under performance of African American students on standardized tests. The subjects were 41 third grade African American students matched according to language arts grades with 41 third grade Anglo students. The students were from predominately middle class suburban schools, with similar educational experiences. The data suggest that third grade African American and Anglo students from predominately middle class schools, with approximately equivalent language arts grades and similar educational experiences, will score comparably to one another regardless of testing conditions. The data also suggest that this sample of third grade ... continued below

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Jandrucko, Sarah K. (Sarah Kutz) December 1997.

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This study explores a link between "stereotype vulnerability" and the documented under performance of African American students on standardized tests. The subjects were 41 third grade African American students matched according to language arts grades with 41 third grade Anglo students. The students were from predominately middle class suburban schools, with similar educational experiences.

The data suggest that third grade African American and Anglo students from predominately middle class schools, with approximately equivalent language arts grades and similar educational experiences, will score comparably to one another regardless of testing conditions. The data also suggest that this sample of third grade students are confident in their academic ability and are not affected by negative stereotyping.

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Jandrucko, Sarah K. (Sarah Kutz). Stereotype Vulnerability in Elementary Aged African American Students, dissertation, December 1997; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278149/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .