ERIC Number: ED329024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Identifying Children and Youth with Specific Learning Disabilities.
Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka. Special Education Administration Section.
The guidelines define procedures outlined by state (Kansas) and federal laws and regulations concerning the identification of students with specific learning disabilities. The first chapter gives the Kansas definition of a learning disability and then outlines the identification process. Chapter 2 provides guidelines for carrying out preassessment. Chapter 3 gives procedures for documenting the exclusionary factors which must be ruled out prior to identification as learning disabled. Chapter 4 offers general criteria for test selection and specific criteria for figuring a student's aptitude when determining whether or not a severe discrepancy exists. Chapter 5 describes the eight achievement areas in which a discrepancy may be established and lists tests appropriate for each. Chapter 6 provides step-by-step procedures for establishing whether or not a severe discrepancy exists. Finally, chapter 7 gives some guidelines for providing/obtaining career education, vocational education, and vocational rehabilitation services. Nine appendixes provide information on: regressed standard scores, standard score conversions from percentile ranks, criterion values for standard error of difference, median age by grade, technical data for the Kansas discrepancy procedures, and Kansas monitoring standards for specific learning disabilities. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka. Special Education Administration Section.
Identifiers: Ability Achievement Discrepancy; Kansas
Note: The content of appendix H has been removed due to copyright restrictions. Cover title varies slightly.