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ERIC Number: ED509270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan-15
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Getting the Full Picture: Suggestions for Psychoeducational Evaluation of Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Test Equity Considerations: Psychologists
Psychoeducational tests often are used to analyze the mental processes that affect academic potential and explore the possibility of a co-occurring disability. These evaluations may provide misleading results for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Deriving accurate, useful results from academic and psychoeducational testing may require adapting the test to the individual being tested. This is especially true if the individual is deaf or hard of hearing. The 2008 Test Equity Summit convened by the Postsecondary Education Programs Network (PEPNet) identified and examined problems, challenges, and issues that academic and psychoeducational tests pose for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. This paper offers some suggestions that can help psychologists serving schools improve the accuracy of psychoeducational evaluations of students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
PEPNet-West. California State University, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330. Tel: 818-677-2611; Fax: 818-677-4899; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: PEPNet-West