Alternative Assessment of Language and Literacy in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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.
Laing, S., & Kamhi, A. (2003). Assessment of language and literacy in culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools, 34(1), 44-55.