Clinical Forum: Literacy Issues in Multicultural Populations  |   January 2003
Alternative Assessment of Language and Literacy in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations
 
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Clinical Forum: Literacy Issues in Multicultural Populations   |   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
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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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