chapter  8
Gender Equity in Testing and Assessment
ByDianne Reed, Lynn H. Fox, Mary Lou Andrews, Nancy Betz, Jan Perry Evenstad, Anthony Harris, Carol Hightower-Parker, Judy Johnson, Shirley Johnson, Barbara Polnick, Phyllis Rosser
Pages 16

Gender bias is so subtle that we barely recognize it. It is so ingrained as to how we define ourselves that it is essentially invisible (Koontz, 1997). In considering the concept of gender equity in testing and assessment, it is important to recognize that tests and assessments have historically served as sifters to filter out not only females, but also language-minority students, students from low socioeconomic levels, and students of color from educational opportunities.