Assessing Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: A Practical Guide / Edition 1

Assessing Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: A Practical Guide / Edition 1

by Robert L. Rhodes, Salvador Hector Ochoa, Samuel O. Ortiz
     
 


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… See more details below

Overview


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593851415
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
04/18/2005
Series:
Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
234
Sales rank:
186,293
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


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
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
12. Assessment of Academic Achievement: Practical Guidelines

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