Assessing Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: A Practical Guide

Synopsis

This is the first book to present a practical, problem-solving approach with hands-on tools and techniques for assessing English-language learners and culturally diverse students from kindergarten to Grade 6. Meeting the crucial needs among practitioners and special educators working in today's schools, this resource contains research-based, step-by-step procedures for conducting effective interviews with students, parents, and teachers. Topics covered include:

• making the best use of interpreters

• addressing special issues in the pre-referral process

• 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.