ERIC Number: ED242746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Specific Learning Disability, 1982-83 Study.
Enell, Nancy C.; Lee, Peter
During the spring of 1981, a San Juan Task force of special education staff members developed revised criteria for the identification of students with specific learning disabilities (SLD). This report covers the second year of discrepancy criteria implementation. It examines the identification of 225 students with SLD during the first semester of the 1982-83 school year in the San Juan (California) Unified School District. Of particular interest was the impact of the California criteria for identification, adopted in early 1983. The criteria in use in San Juan for the 1981-83 period were similar to those adopted by the state, but were applied according to a uniform discrepancy score, rather than using a different discrepancy for each pair of test scores. Students identified under San Juan's criteria were found to be in line with the adopted state criteria specifications. (Attachments are included for the state and federal legislation related to SLD, and San Juan's criteria for services.) The use of discrepancy criteria had no effect on the percent of referrals identified. It did, however, have an effect on the number of students referred for special education. Because fewer students were referred, fewer students were actually identified as having learning disabilities. (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Juan Unified School District, Carmichael, CA.
Identifiers: San Juan Unified School District CA
Note: Attachment A contains small print.