ERIC Number: ED157215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Nondiscriminatory Assessment: Issues and Impact. Eligibility for Learning Disabilities Classes.
Tucker, James A.
Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in New York City in September, 1976, the paper sets forth the position that, in general, the individual requirements that allow a student to be classified as learning disabled are subtle but significant contributors to an assessment that discriminates against pupils from ethnic and racial minority groups and low socioeconomic groups. As an example of the learning disabled definitions used by most States, Texas's general special education eligibility requirements and specific criteria for the category of Language and/or Learning Disabilities are given, in light of which discrimination in the assessment procedure is examined. The author's solution is based on a system that compares children only with others in the same cultural grouping. Appended are various definitions of learning disabilities. (DLS)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Definitions, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Identification, Labeling (of Persons), Learning Disabilities, Minority Groups, Social Discrimination, Test Bias
Author, Texas Education Agency, 201 E. 11th, Austin, Texas (Free)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (New York, New York, September 1976)