ERIC Number: ED169709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Identification of Bilingual Handicapped Students.
Herman, David H.
The author reviews research on the use of standardized tests to identify bilingual handicapped children. Issues supporting and criticizing standardized measurement are considered, and the author concludes that no test approaching a reasonable level of fairness across cultural groups exists. Research on the psycholinguistic aspects of identification is analyzed, and the author states that mildly to moderately handicapped bilingual students should be evaluated on the basis of language development and on bilingual functioning or language dominance. The importance of a multidisciplinary approach to evaluation is stressed, and legal considerations are addressed. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Resources and Information Center for Special Education (PRISE), King of Prussia, PA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Bilingual Handicapped