ERIC Number: ED185757
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Similarities and Differences between Underachievers and Students Labeled Learning Disabled: Identical Twins with Different Mothers.
Ysseldyke, James E.; And Others
School identified learning disabled (LD) fourth graders (N=50) were compared with 49 fourth graders who were underachieving in school (non-LD) but were not identified as LD. Both groups were administered a battery of psychoeducational tests and their performances were compared on all measures. Results indicated considerable similarities between groups. An average of 96% of the scores were within a common range, and the performance of LD and underachieving Ss on many subtests was identical. Findings could be interpreted to support either of two conflicting viewpoints: that schools are failing to identify many LD students, or that too many non-LD students are labeled LD. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. for Research on Learning Disabilities.
Note: See also EC 123 901-925.