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ERIC Number: EJ893473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 76
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0343
Implications of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) for Test Development and Use
Carlson, Janet F.; Benson, Nicholas; Oakland, Thomas
School Psychology International, v31 n4 p353-371 Aug 2010
Implications of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) on the development and use of tests in school settings are enumerated. We predict increased demand for behavioural assessments that consider a person's activities, participation and person-environment interactions, including measures that: (a) address contextual features; (b) rely on third-party respondents; (c) depend on observational approaches; (d) comprise batteries of tests developed simultaneously or co-normed and (e) emphasize process and progress monitoring. We review some tests from the United States that respond to each emerging demand and describe the international implications of these demands. We close by describing the implications of the ICF model and its associated changes in testing practices for service delivery and student outcomes. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children; Personality Inventory for Children; Beck Depression Inventory; Behavior Assessment System for Children; Child Behavior Checklist; Childhood Autism Rating Scale; Childrens Depression Inventory; Childrens Manifest Anxiety Scale; Social Skills Rating System; State Trait Anxiety Inventory; Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales