Title

Alternative Assessment of Language and Literacy in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools

Volume

34

Issue

1

Publisher

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Publication Date

2003

First Page

44

Last Page

55

DOI

10.1044/0161-1461(2003/005)

Abstract

Over- and underdiagnosis of language and literacy problems are common with low-socioeconomic status ethnically and racially diverse children. In recent years, a number of alternative assessment procedures have been developed that reduce some of the biases inherent in norm-referenced standardized tests. Problems and recent solutions to the use of norm-referenced testing will be discussed, with a focus on processing-dependent and dynamic assessment procedures.

Comments

Originally published by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Publisher's PDF available through remote link.