Alternative Assessment of Language and Literacy in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations 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 ... Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   January 2003
Alternative Assessment of Language and Literacy in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Sandra P. Laing
    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
  • Alan Kamhi
    University of Oregon, Eugene
  • Contact author: Sandra P. Laing, PhD, The University of Alabama, Speech and Hearing Center, Box 870242, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0242.
    Contact author: Sandra P. Laing, PhD, The University of Alabama, Speech and Hearing Center, Box 870242, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0242.×
  • Corresponding author: e-mail: slaing@cd.as.ua.edu
Article Information
Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / Normal Language Processing / Language Disorders / Clinical Forum: Literacy Issues in Multicultural Populations
Clinical Forum   |   January 2003
Alternative Assessment of Language and Literacy in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 2003, Vol. 34, 44-55. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2003/005)
History: Received June 3, 2002 , Accepted October 6, 2002
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 2003, Vol. 34, 44-55. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2003/005)
History: Received June 3, 2002; Accepted October 6, 2002

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.

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