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ERIC Number: ED244413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Pages: 195
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Resource Manual for the Development and Evaluation of Special Programs for Exceptional Students. Volume III-B: Evaluating the Non-English Speaking Handicapped.
Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
The manual is intended to examine procedures in Florida school districts for evaluating handicapped students who don't speak English. A brief introductory section reviews the history of state and federal policy on the issue and summarizes the state's efforts to date. A subsequent section cites regulations and recommendations for practice in the following areas (sample subtopics in parentheses): screening, referral (language dominance testing), student evaluation (test selection, training and use of interpreters/translators), determination of educational placement and eligibility, and provision of an individual educational program. A second section stresses the importance of cultural awareness for evaluation personnel and profiles Cuban, Mexican-American migrant, Puerto Rican, Haitian, Vietnamese, Greek, and Russian children. Due process forms in nine languages (English, Chinese, French, Greek, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese) are appended as is a glossary of special education terms translated into Spanish and Vietnamese. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: EnglishFrenchRussianChineseSpanish
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students.
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
Note: The manual was developed by the Division of Exceptional Student Education. Reprint of a 1982 publication. For related documents, see ED 235 643, ED 235 652, and EC 162 404-420. Portions are marginally legible.