ERIC Number: ED243279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
LD Discrepancy Formula: A Handbook.
Telzrow, Cathy F.; Williams, James L.
The booklet specifies procedures used in Ohio for determining the existence of a severe discrepancy between intellectual ability and achievement in learning disabled (LD) students. An introductory section outlines state regulations regarding eligibility criteria for determining LD. A three-step procedure is then described (and illustrated in a case example) for calculating the discrepancy score. Alternative methods of determining the discrepancy score are noted. Additional sections focus on tests used in the discrepancy formula. (Lists of specific tests are appended for basic reading scores, reading comprehension, mathematics calculation and reasoning, oral expression, listening comprehension, and written expression.) An approach to explaining the LD discrepancy formula to parents is described. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cuyahoga Special Education Service Center, Maple Heights, OH.