ERIC Number: ED195115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Issues in the Educational Assessment of Children with Learning and Behavior Disorders.
Bennett, Randy Elliot
The paper examines seven pressing issues in the educational assessment of children with learning and behavior disorders. Research and court cases are cited in the discussion of the following issues (sample subtopics in parentheses): focus of assessment (for clarification, identification, and classification purposes); types of abilities evaluated (skills or task performance vs. process); methods used (formal vs. informal, criterion referenced vs. norm referenced); technical adequacy of available measures; personnel involved in assessment (qualifications, certification); assessment of culturally different children (possible causes of minority overrepresentation in classes for the educable mentally retarded); and involvement of parents in the assessment process (arguments for and against active parent participation). (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a Topical Conference of The Council for Exceptional Children (Minneapolis, MN, August, 1980, Cracker Barrel 4). Adapted from material developed for the American Academy of Pediatrics' Training Project for Physicians Serving Handicapped Children.