ERIC Number: EJ1179777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Implementing Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Special Education Eligibility Assessment in Rural County Elementary Schools: Pilot Project
Hoover, John J.; Erickson, Jennifer R.; Herron, Shelley R.; Smith, Clara E.
Rural Special Education Quarterly, v37 n2 p90-102 Jun 2018
Consideration of cultural and linguistic features is mandated by law and one of the most important contributors to the appropriate placement of diverse learners for special education services. This article describes the results of a pilot project designed to assist rural educators to deliver an equitable and unbiased assessment process for English learners (ELs) in Grades K-5. Project setting was a remote rural county district in a mountain Western state with a significant percentage of ELs in special education. Project findings illuminate the importance of incorporating cultural and linguistic features into the special education assessment process for ELs. Results also include a process for examining an assessment body of evidence from competing perspectives to increase objectivity. Recommendations for rural educator preparation and district assessment processes are provided.
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Special Education, Eligibility, Pilot Projects, English Language Learners, Curriculum Implementation, Equal Education, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Elementary Education, Focus Groups, Pretests Posttests, Observation, Evaluation Methods, Change Strategies, Disability Identification, Rural Schools, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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