ERIC Number: ED316045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing Limited English Proficient Students for Special Education.
Ryan, Mary Beth
Federal legislation and litigation concerning the rights of handicapped and limited-English-proficient (LEP) students is reviewed, and the dilemma of providing fair, accurate, and adequate assessment for LEP students considered for special education is examined. A recent shift from overrepresentation of LEP students in special education to an underrepresentation of this group, because of fear of not being able to provide non-biased assessment, is discussed. Ways of dealing with the dilemma are explored, with emphasis on the need for a more nontraditional, multifaceted approach to assessment and a willingness to use all available resources. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Garcia, Herman S. and Chavez, Rudolfo Chavez. Ethnolinguistic Issues in Education, 1988. For a related document, see ED 309 002.