ERIC Number: EJ256532
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
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What's Wrong with Using Grade-Equivalent Scores to Identify LD Children?
Berk, Ronald A.
Academic Therapy, v17 n2 p133-40 Nov 1981
The author discusses the dangers of using grade equivalency scores to identify learning disabled students. Deficiencies include that grade equivalents invite misleading interpretations, assume that the learning rate is constant throughout the school year, and exaggerate the significance of small differences in performance. Standard scores are recommended instead. (CL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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