ERIC Number: ED196194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Time for Action: Positions and Recommendations of the Task Force on Crosscultural Assessment.
Northeast Regional Resource Center, Hightstown, NJ.
The task force report examines recommendations for nondiscriminatory assessment of children from linguistic minorities. An initial suggestion is made for a moratorium on the use of standardized intelligence tests for these students. Recommendations are addressed to the U.S. Education Department (including requiring state education agencies to report data on four categories of children from linguistic minorities); state education agencies (including assigning staff to be responsible for coordinating and monitoring state level bilingual special education); formulation of the annual program plan; assessment practices and procedures; and local education agencies (including developing policies and procedures for screening, prereferral intervention, referral, assessment, and placement). (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northeast Regional Resource Center, Hightstown, NJ.