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ERIC Number: EJ1131140
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0161-1461
Bilingual Language Assessment: Contemporary versus Recommended Practice in American Schools
Arias, Graciela; Friberg, Jennifer
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, v48 n1 p1-15 Jan 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify current practices of school-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in the United States for bilingual language assessment and compare them to American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) best practice guidelines and mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, 2004). Method: The study was modeled to replicate portions of Caesar and Kohler's (2007) study and expanded to include a nationally representative sample. A total of 166 respondents completed an electronic survey. Results: Results indicated that the majority of respondents have performed bilingual language assessments. Furthermore, the most frequently used informal and standardized assessments were identified. SLPs identified supports, and barriers to assessment, as well as their perceptions of graduate preparation. Conclusion: The findings of this study demonstrated that although SLPs have become more compliant to ASHA and IDEA guidelines, there is room for improvement in terms of adequate training in bilingual language assessment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act