Date of Award
Graduate School of Education and Professional Development
Type of Degree
Sandra S. Stroebel
Fred Jay Krieg
Much has been written regarding bias in intellectual tests, in particular racial bias (Naglieri & Rojhan, 2001). Depending on the way intelligence is measured, a difference may be found between racial and ethnic groups. In the second half of the 20th century on the average, the mean IQ score of African Americans was one standard deviation below that of Caucasian students (Gerig and Zimbardo, 2002). This study addressed whether racial bias existed in the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales (RIAS), and examined the relationship of the RIAS to other intelligence tests. The results were analyzed using a simple linear regression. There was no significant difference between the scores of the African American students and the Caucasian students. There was a moderate correlation between the RIAS and other intelligence tests.
Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales.
Minorities - Testing.
Hicks, Veria, "Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales Racial Bias in Children with Disabilities" (2008). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 641.