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ERIC Number: EJ757508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1525-7401
Nonbiased Assessment of English Language Learners: A Tutorial
Roseberry-McKibbin, Celeste; O'Hanlon, Laureen
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v26 n3 p178-185 Spr 2005
In 1990, public school speech-language pathologists (SLPs) all over the United States were surveyed regarding service delivery to English language learner (ELL) students. In 2001, the survey was replicated with a larger national sample (N = 1736). Results from surveys in both decades showed that one of the most frequently encountered service delivery problems indicated by respondents was "lack of nonbiased appropriate assessment instruments." In 2001, respondents indicated that in terms of continuing education training, their greatest area of interest was in the topic of "Less biased methods and materials for distinguishing language differences from language disorders." Thus, the purpose of this tutorial is to describe current principles and methods for nonbiased, appropriate assessment of ELL students with potential language-learning disabilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States