ERIC Number: EJ282734
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Effectiveness of Discrepancy Score Methods for Screening Children with Learning Disabilities.
Berk, Ronald A.
Learning Disabilities: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v1 n2 p11-24 Feb 1982
Procedures that have been used for assessing a discrepancy between ability and achievement of students suspected to have a learning disability are examined. Methodological deficiencies and/or unavailability of conclusive validity evidence are cited to support the conclusion that all of the procedures are worthless for screening purposes. (SEW)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Definitions, Disability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Learning Disabilities, Research Problems, Scores, Screening Tests, Statistical Bias, Student Evaluation, Test Validity, Underachievement
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children