This book treats the major issues of assessment and access as they relate to the Hispanic communities of the United States. For the purpose of increasing Hispanic access to higher education, it explores a variety of developments in educational assessment and test familiarization, both theoretical and practical. There are contributions to this volume from researchers and test specialists from the higher education community and the Educational Testing Service.
The book is divided into four parts: an analysis of the major elements and issues that affect Hispanic performance on tests and influence Hispanic access to higher education; a review of several critical elements in test-construction as they affect Hispanics; an analysis of the factors related to testing and Hispanic access into the teaching profession; and a research, evaluation, and historical orientation to the issues involved in the development of a landmark educational product jointly conceived and produced by the College Board, the Educational Testing Service, and the Hispanic Higher Education Coalition: TestSkills: A Kit for Teachers of Hispanic Students.
Gary D. Keller is Arizona Board of Regents' Professor, Hispanic Research Center, Arizona State University. James R. Deneen is Program Director of the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey. Rafael J. Magallán is a member of the California Student Aid Committee.