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ERIC Number: EJ793267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1534-5084
Language-Appropriate Assessments for Determining Eligibility of English Language Learners for Special Education Services
Yzquierdo, Zina A.; Blalock, Ginger; Torres-Velasquez, Diane
Assessment for Effective Intervention, v29 n2 p17-30 2004
Appropriate assessment of English language learners with academic struggles remains problematic (Alvarez, 1991). The purpose of this study was to examine the diagnostic practices of a large culturally diverse district in the Southwest. The researchers collected information from the school records of 146 English language learner (ELL) students who were referred for special education services. Data indicated (a) large numbers of students have incomplete records related to their language abilities, and (b) only half of the students who were bilingual or monolingual speakers of a language other than English took cognitive testing in their native languages. (Contains 2 figures and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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