ERIC Number: ED224267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Assessment, Placement, and Programming of Bilingual Exceptional Pupils: A Practical Approach.
The document offers a historical perspective, practical suggestions, and guidelines for assessment, placement, and programming of bilingual handicapped students. Chapter 1 on the scope of the problem looks at student, personnel, and instrument variables affecting assessment of bilingual exceptional students. Among the factors discussed are variability within and between ethnic groups, teacher attitudes, and test translations. Practical suggestions for assessing bilingual exceptional students are provided in chapter 2. Three levels of assessment are described--the initial level (classroom screening), the intermediate level (diagnostic-prescriptive assessment), and advanced level (comprehensive individual assessment). A proposed model is reviewed which includes procedures for informal language screening, formal language assessment, and comprehensive individual assessment of children with limited English proficiency. Also provided is information on use of informal tests (including checklists and rating scales, informal survey tests, observation, the Cloze Procedure for language assessment, and interviewing). A rating scale is outlined for assessing language proficiency in five domains--rhetoric, register/style, syntax, vocabulary, and pronunciation. The second chapter also contains sections on practical problem-solving techniques, task analysis, criterion-referenced tests, and additional assessment procedures. The final chapter addresses placement alternatives and programing for the bilingual exceptional student. Considered within this chapter are the individualized education program, cooperative vs. competitive instructional arrangements, curriculum content, instruction in the student's native language, and preparation and teaching of a bilingual lesson. A sample profile form of oral language proficiency completes the document. (SW)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Limited English Speaking, Program Development, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Testing
The Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 (Publication No. 259, $7.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.