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ERIC Number: EJ808033
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1046-6819
The Curse of High Stakes Tests and High Abilities: Reactions to Wong v. Regents of the University of California
Mather, Nancy; Gregg, Noel; Simon, Jo Anne
Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v13 n4 p139-144 2005
In a recent court case, Andrew H. K. Wong was dismissed from University of California at Davis medical school. He sued the university for discrimination, in violation of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), but lost. Unfortunately, these types of court decisions and the overly mechanistic and rigid interpretations of ADA are threatening the provision and legitimacy of accommodations for high functioning students with learning disabilities across the life-span. To identify the need for accommodations and to provide equal access to individuals with learning disabilities, one must consider the manner, condition, and duration of an individual's learning experiences, rather than just simply focusing on standardized test scores.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California