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ERIC Number: EJ901466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0164-775X
Must School Districts Provide Test Protocols to Parents?
Rosenfeld, S. James
Communique, v38 n8 p1, 22-26 Jun 2010
Despite being well-settled as a matter of law, the issue of whether test protocols must be disclosed to parents continues to be a source of dispute between schools, school psychologists, and parents. To be sure, one of the reasons for this vampire-like existence is the imprecision of the questioners and questions. Moreover, professional guidance has been difficult to interpret and apply in specific situations. Still, given the fact that applicable law has been settled for many years, it is fair to wonder whether something else is driving the questions. This article attempts to accomplish three objectives: (1) provide a brief summary of applicable law; (2) state the questions that should be asked, with answers; and (3) suggest some easy practices for those "in the trenches" to avoid most the undesirable consequences. (Contains 38 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children