ERIC Number: EJ631546
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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Application of the Cross Battery Approach in the Assessment of American Indian Children: A Viable Alternative.
Plank, Gary A.
American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, v10 n1 p21-33 2001
Current psychometric and testing practices are inadequate for assessing the intelligence of American Indian students, due to complicating factors of culture and language. These deficient methods are then used to make educational decisions, resulting in improper special education placements. The benefits of alternative methods of testing, including the Gf-Gc Cross-Battery Approach, are discussed. (Contains 47 references.) (Author/SV)
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Cognitive Measurement, Cultural Influences, Disability Identification, Evaluation Methods, Intelligence Tests, Limited English Speaking, Multiple Intelligences, School Psychology, Test Bias, Testing Problems
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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