ERIC Number: ED243945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Achievement Testing of the Handicapped Student: One School District's Experiences.
Archer, Edith L.
A large urban district [the Houston Independent School District], serving 17,000 handicapped students, initiated a special education achievement testing program to provide measures of student growth and group progress. A standardized test was selected that was both norm- and criterion-referenced and that matched the special education curriculum. Students were tested at the level at which they were functioning below, at, or above their grade placement level. Adaptive equipment or procedures were provided for all students requiring them. Over 16,000 students were tested. Analyses were carried out by handicapping condition and by functional level. (Author)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Hearing Impairments, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Physical Disabilities, School Districts, Special Education, Special Health Problems, Speech Handicaps, Testing Programs, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills; Houston Independent School District TX; Out of Level Testing
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).