ERIC Number: ED363081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Identification and Evaluation of Students with Learning Disabilities.
Riegel, R. Hunt, Ed.
This document discusses legal considerations in the identification of Michigan students with learning disabilities and suggests guidelines for meeting legal requirements in a systematic and consistent manner. An introduction outlines issues and problems related to the assessment of learning disabilities and provides a rationale for the importance of consistency in learning disability determination. Basic procedures are recommended to ensure an effective identification process in the areas of prereferral guidelines, evaluation procedures, assessment of ability level, assessment of achievement, determination of discrepancy, exclusionary factors, and 3-year re-evaluations and exit criteria. Appendixes include a discussion of the technical adequacy of evaluation instruments and an evaluation checklist as well as elaborations meant to clarify the guidelines given in the text (e.g., pre-referral elaborations, achievement elaborations, etc.). (Contains 33 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Compliance (Legal), Diagnostic Tests, Disability Identification, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Evaluation Methods, Learning Disabilities, Legal Responsibility, Standards, Student Evaluation
Michigan Association of Learning Disabilities Educators, 19638 Hardy, Livonia, MI 48152 ($7).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Association of Learning Disabilities Educators, Livonia.
Identifiers: Discrepancy Model; Michigan
Note: Partial funding was provided by the Livingston Education Service Agency CSPD State Initiated Project.