ERIC Number: ED171045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Criterion-Referenced Assessment of Basic Competencies.
Somwaru, Jwalla P.
The paper discusses a new battery of tests, the Assessment of Basic Competencies, designed for fair assessment of the latent abilities of minority group children. It is explained that the tests provide diagnostic assessment in several domains of competence that are considered important for school learning. The three domains, information processing, language, and mathematics, are said to be covered by 11 tests which measure specific enabling skills, weaknesses and strengths are identified, suggestions are made for educational intervention, and lists of selected instructional resources are presented with annotations. The author asserts that low test performance does not reflect bias; it reflects greater educational need in domains significant for acquiring school learning. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Assessment of Basic Competencies
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (57th, Dallas, Texas, April 22-27, 1979, Session TH-97)