Assessing Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students A Practical Guide

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2005-04-04
Publisher(s): The Guilford Press
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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 in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.

Author Biography

Samuel O. Ortiz is Associate Professor of Psychology at St. John's University in Queens, New York.

Table of Contents

English-Language Learners in U.S. Public Schools: A Heterogeneous Population
Disproportionate Representation of Diverse Students in Special Education: Understanding the Complex Puzzle
Legal and Ethical Requirements for the Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
Bilingual Education and Second-Language Acquisition: Implications for Assessment and School-Based Practice
Prereferral Considerations for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
The Use of Interpreters in the Assessment Process and School-Based Practice
The Interview Process: Practical Guidelines
Acculturation Factors in Psychoeducational Assessment
Language Proficiency Assessment: The Foundations for Psychoeducational Assessment of Second-Language Learners
Conceptual Measurement and Methodological Issues in Cognitive Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Individuals
Cognitive Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Individuals: An Integrated Approach
Assessment of Academic Achievement: Practical Guidelines
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