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Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test & Minority Students

Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test & Minority Students

posted by Karen Quinn, The Testing Mom - August 28th, 2011

As with many other IQ tests used to measure student abilities for admissions into gifted and talented learning programs, the Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test, or KBIT 2 as it is sometimes known, shows signs of being biased in favor of strong performance by white students and those who come from more financially beneficial backgrounds.

There has been a lot of information in the news these past few years, and a number of formal studies conducted which have shown that KBIT and other IQ tests may very well keep children out of formal gifted programs who should actually be a part of such progressive learning efforts across the nation.

Many parents who are concerned about their children’s potential performance on the KBIT and other similar tests have begun using KBIT sample test questions and Kaufman practice tests to help their students prepare for admissions assessment for gifted programs.

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