Testing Bias, Cultural Bias & Language Differences in Assessments


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Using idiomatic phrases such as 'bury the hatchet' could lead to _____.

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1. Which of the following test-taker differences is NOT likely to result in test bias?

2. The use of differing test administration and instruction potentially results in _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and corresponding worksheet will assess your understanding of different types of biases and how they affect test takers. It's important to understand the differences that affect scores as well as what makes a test bias.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Determining when a test is considered to be biased
  • Different types of test bias
  • Language differences affecting test taking
  • Colloquial phrases in tests

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding how test bias can affect test scores
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about test bias and how the process can be improved
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as item bias
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as construct bias and method bias

Additional Learning

To learn more about bias, review the accompanying lesson called Testing Bias, Cultural Bias & Language Differences in Assessments. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define motivational differences and item bias
  • Identify examples of test bias and academic abilities
  • Understand what a colloquial phrase is and how it can create bias