ERIC Number: EJ632237
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
The Evils of the Use of IQ Tests To Define Learning Disabilities in First- and Second-Language Learners.
Gunderson, Lee; Siegel, Linda S.
Reading Teacher, v55 n1 p48-55 Sep 2001
Considers how IQ tests may not be an effective means of identifying English-as-a-second language (ESL) students with learning disabilities due to inherent cultural biases of the tests. Concludes that the use of IQ tests with ESL or English-dialect students is inappropriate when the student's first or primary language is different from the language of the test. (SG)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
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