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ERIC Number: ED406777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Test-Taking Skills: A Missing Component of the Curriculum for Deaf Students.
LaSasso, Carol J.
This paper discusses the difficulties deaf and hard-of-hearing children (d/hh) have in test taking and the test-taking strategies they use, such as visual matching of words in the text to words in the question. These specific strategies are different from those used by children without disabilities. Also examined are the characteristics and reading comprehension of d/hh test takers compared to their performance on a reading comprehension task. The responsibility of teachers to develop and teach test-taking strategies for students with hearing impairments is stressed. Suggestions for developing these abilities include: (1) exposing children with hearing impairments to the full spectrum of testing procedures that different teachers use to determine learning, including text-based learning; (2) providing extensive practice in taking different types of tests; and (3) producing curriculum for students with hearing impairments that uses specific test-taking strategies for enhancing test-taking abilities. (Contains 19 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Windows - 97 on the New Standards. Monograph of Collected Papers from the Annual Conference of the Association of College Educators - Deaf and Hard of Hearing (23rd, Santa Fe, NM, March 7-10, 1997); see EC 305 461.