ERIC Number: ED197513
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Diagnostic Decision Making in Individuals Susceptible to Biasing Information Presented in the Referral Case Folder.
Ysseldyke, James E.; Algozzine, Bob
The extent to which computer simulated classification decisions within special education were differentially affected by information presented at the time of the referral was investigated. Decisions about 16 different cases were evaluated and found to be a function of referral information rather than child performance data. The outcomes are discussed with regard to implications for the practice of psychoeducational assessment. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. for Research on Learning Disabilities.
Note: For related documents, see EC 131 709-720.