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ERIC Number: EJ793261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-1534-5084
Culturally Responsive Assessment for African American Students with Learning and Behavioral Challenges
Kea, Cathy D.; Campbell-Whatley, Gloria D.; Bratton, Kenya
Assessment for Effective Intervention, v29 n1 p27-38 2003
Inappropriate assessment procedures result in the misdiagnosis, misidentification, and misplacement of many African American students in special education. This article discusses poor teacher judgment, lack of cultural awareness among teachers, cultural discontinuity between home and school, and bias inherent in current tests used in special education as contributing factors. The authors conclude with a model for culturally responsive assessment of African American learners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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