ERIC Number: ED489452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Assessing Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: A Practical Guide. Practical Intervention in the Schools Series
Rhodes, Robert L.; Ochoa, Salvador Hector; Ortiz, Samuel O.
This is the first book to present a practical, problem-solving approach and hands-on tools and techniques for assessing English-language learners and culturally diverse students in K-12 settings. It meets a crucial need among practitioners and special educators working in today's schools. Provided are research-based, step-by-step procedures for conducting effective interviews with students, parents, and teachers; making the best use of interpreters; addressing special issues in the prereferral process; and conducting accurate, unbiased assessments of academic achievement, intellectual functioning, language proficiency, and acculturation. Among the book's special features are reproducible worksheets, questionnaires, and checklists-including several in both English and Spanish-in a ready-to-use, large-size format. This book is part of the Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by Kenneth W. Merrell. The contents of the book include the following: (1) English-Language Learners in U.S. Public Schools: A Heterogeneous Population; (2) Disproportionate Representation of Diverse Students in Special Education: Understanding the Complex Puzzle; (3) Legal and Ethical Requirements for the Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students; (4) Bilingual Education and Second-Language Acquisition: Implications for Assessment and School-Based Practice; (5) Prereferral Considerations for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students Process and School-Based Practice; (6) The Use of Interpreters in the Assessment Process and School-Based Practice; (7) The Interview Process: Practical Guidelines; (8) Acculturation Factors in Psychoeducational Assessment; (9) Language Proficiency Assessment: The Foundations for Psychoeducational Assessment of Second-Language Learners; (10) Conceptual Measurement and Methodological Issues in Cognitive Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Individuals; (11) Cognitive Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Individuals: An Integrated Approach; and (12) Assessment of Academic Achievement: Practical Guidelines.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Psychoeducational Methods, Guidelines, Acculturation, Special Education Teachers, Language Proficiency, Bilingual Education, Academic Achievement, Intervention, Special Education, Student Diversity, Evaluation, English (Second Language), Disproportionate Representation, Interviews
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 1; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; Kindergarten
Audience: Students; Practitioners
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