ERIC Number: ED460702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Learning Disabilities Eligibility Model. Introduction & Overview.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. High-Tech Center for the Disabled.
This document provides an overview of the California Community Colleges Learning Disabilities Eligibility Model. The model provides a uniform system for identifying adults who are eligible for learning disabilities services within the California Community Colleges. Research for the development of the model included an examination of the clinical characteristics of adult students with learning disabilities, surveys of specialists from both within the community college system and at the national level, the development of assessment instruments designed to measure ability and achievement, and several pilot and test-retest studies. The resulting model contains the following six components of eligibility: (1) intake screening, (2) measure achievement, (3) ability level, (4) processing deficit, (5) aptitude-achievement discrepancy and (6) eligibility recommendation. Students are judged on the basis of this model and are considered eligible if they have met the specified criteria for each component. Detailed descriptions of the research process and each of the six components are included. A section on policy-related questions and answers is provided that addresses assessment-related issues such as funding, use of existing data, record keeping, testing standards, training in the eligibility procedures for LD specialists, assessment of a variety of student populations, curriculum requirements, assessing outcomes, and verification. An exemplar case study is also included. (SKF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. High-Tech Center for the Disabled.