Prejudice and Stereotyping

Prejudice and Stereotyping in High-Stakes Testing

Reducing prejudice and stereotyping are common concerns for educators particularly those developing the instruments used for high-stakes academic competency testing. In this assignment, you will explore the connection of cognitive psychology to learning and instruction by studying the mitigation of prejudice and stereotyping in high-stakes academic competency testing.

Directions:

  • Use APA style for their writing assignments.
  • This assignment requires that at least 4 additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, 
  • 1,200 word

 explores how cognitive psychology is used in the development of high-stakes academic competency tests to mitigate prejudice and stereotyping in the test items. Include the following:

  1. A brief review of the theories of cognitive psychology and their applications to learning and instruction. (Benchmarks C 3.4: Apply the theories of cognitive psychology to learning and instruction.)
  2. A discussion of how cognitive psychology can mitigate prejudice in the creation of high-stakes academic competency test items.
  3. A discussion of how cognitive psychology can mitigate stereotyping in the creation of high-stakes academic competency test items.

******* Synthesize scholarly references*****Must be 1,200 words*******