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Extra info for Chicano Psychology
As incredible as it may seem to any Chicano child, the high scores from the Latino high school in East Los Angeles were viewed with suspicion first, and then the explanation that the students worked harder to achieve higher scores was rejected. However, in West Los Angeles, if students fear low grades from the Educational Testing Service (ETS), they simply pay their fees and enroll in a private test-skill center where they are drilled in tests which bear a remarkable resemblance to those administered by ETS.
A. Caser, and O. N. ), The uses of controversy in sociology. New York: The Free Press, 1976, 103-130. Nisbet, R. A. Tradition and revolt, New York: Vintage Books, 1970. , & Castaneda, A. Cultural democracy, bicognitive development and education. New York: Academic Press, 1974. Rokeach, M. The nature of human values. New York: The Free Press, 1973. 4 T H E L O G I C A N D L I M I T S OF M E N T A L TESTING* APTITUDE JOHN GARCIA INTRODUCTION Take any chicano child. Ask that child what a test is for, and that child is apt to reply, "It tells you how good you are at something.
It is difficult to understand what these statements mean in any objective sense, be cause the raw data are presumably converted to standardized within-group scores. In any case, these reports raise some pertinent issues. Perhaps the tests and curricula are obsolete and the fundamental skills of yesterday are already irrelevant today. I wonder how the mayor and the officials of Sacramento, or a random group of productive business and professional people, would do on the SAT. I guess that they would do poorly, not because they are stupid, but because they have been learning things not represented in the SAT.
Chicano Psychology by Jr. Joe L. Martinez