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ERIC Number: ED247684
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Pages: 182
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Improving the Utilization and Educational Relevance of Individual Psycho-Educational Assessment Reports in the Placement of and IEP Development for Handicapped Native American Children. Final Report.
Fifield, Marvin
The report presents findings from a study of the extent to which psychoeducational testing reports were used in one Navajo district and on the obstacles affecting their use. Data included an analysis of findings and recommendations in 321 individual psychoeducational reports, a structured critique by school personnel of 79 testing reports to evaluate their educational relevancy, usability, and accuracy; an analysis of the relationship between report and Individualized Education Program recommendations; and observational and interview data. Findings are presented on the three major study objectives: identification of strengths and weaknesses of the psychoeducational system in use; design of an inservice training program for teachers, administrators, and school psychologists; and evaluation of results in both areas. The study resulted in six recommendations, including emphasis on converging data, obtaining second opinions, and synthesizing reports to control cultural and language bias; design of a standard testing report format; and training and certification as psychologists of Navajos who possess language and cultural skills. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Exceptional Child Center.
Note: An accompanying document to EC 170 035.