ERIC Number: ED391984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Testing Students with Disabilities. ERIC Digest.
Geisinger, Kurt F.; Carlson, Janet F.
The assessment of students with disabilities has taken on considerable importance since the passing of the "Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)" of 1990. ADA requires that assessment of individuals with disabilities be performed with any reasonable accommodations being made. The considerations involved in assessing students with disabilities are presented under three related activities: (1) test selection--Is the instrument suitable for students with disabilities? Were individuals with like disabilities included in the normative and validation samples? (2) test administration--Can the student be appropriately and meaningfully assessed using the conditions under which the instrument was standardized? and, (3) test interpretation. Some information on the extent and severity of a student's disability should be acquired before an assessment either is selected or administered. It may also be appropriate to choose and administer tests that assess compensatory skills. (JBJ)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Communication Aids (for Disabled), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Problems, Evaluation Research, Special Education, Test Construction, Test Interpretation, Test Selection, Testing Accommodations
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990