ERIC Number: EJ408193
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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Defining Severe Discrepancy in the Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities: A Comparison of Methods.
Clarizio, Harvey F.; Phillips, S. E.
Journal of School Psychology, v27 n4 p383-91 Win 1989
Compared z-score discrepancy and regression procedure for determining severe discrepancy between ability and achievement among 236 learning-disabled (LD) referrals. Contrasted results with policy dictating that lowest achieving of referrals be considered LD. Evaluated each student with individual intelligence scale and achievement test. Results indicated that regression procedure identified fewer students than did z-score method. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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