Journal Article: On Interpreting Research on Stereotype Threat and Test Performance


Cognitive Assessment, Racial and Ethnic Differences, Stereotyped, Attitudes, Test Interpretation, Test Scores, Blacks, College, Entrance Examination Board Scholastic Aptitude Test, Students, Whites


Sackett, Paul R.; Hardison, Chaitra M.; Cullen, Michael J.


2005, Apr


The authors comment on the comments (see records 2005-03019-016; 2005-03019-017; 2005-03019-018) made on their original article entitled On Interpreting Stereotype Threat as Accounting for African American-White Differences on Cognitive Tests (see record 2004-10043-001). The authors welcome the thoughtful insights of Wicherts, Helms, and Cohen and Sherman, and they hope that these comments stimulate further critical analysis of methodological issues associated with stereotype threat research. The authors do not dispute that stereotype threat is a real phenomenon or that it remains a potentially important contributor to the racial achievement gap. They encourage researchers to continue their efforts to determine what role stereotype threat plays in contributing to that gap, especially in real-world testing situations. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA )


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