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Figueroa, Richard – Metas, 1982
Discusses issues pertinent to the testing of Hispanic children whose learning difficulties may indicate a handicap. Describes the System of Multicultural Pluralistic Assessment (SOMPA) (Mercer and Lewis, 1979), reviews the educational status of Hispanic children in the United States, and outlines preliminary findings from the SOMPA II project.…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic Americans, Intelligence Tests
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Brown, F. G. – School Psychology Digest, 1979
Although agreeing that the System of Multicultural Pluralistic Assessment (SOMPA) has an important purpose, the author questions some perceived weaknesses: test validity; medical model measures; sociocultural scales; estimated learning potential (ELP); and the incompleteness of SOMPA manauls for use in evaluating the system. (See also TM 504 174).…
Descriptors: Biological Influences, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Testing, Scores
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Yonge, George D. – Psychology in the Schools, 1982
After considering how an estimate of learning potential (ELP) is derived from the System of Multicultural Pluralistic Assessment, shows that most of the characteristics of ELP deemed to be important are generated by statistical artifacts. Notes that the fundamental assumption underlying ELP is without supportive evidence. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Aptitude, Position Papers, Predictive Measurement