This module discusses how traditional assessment procedures (i.e. standardized test scores) used for determining disability are problematic. The Hehir report (2005) found that standardized tests are the heart of the diagnostic process in NYC, which results in disproportionate referral. Moreover, assessments done by professionals are not aligning with the DOE guides and bilingual evaluators lack the knowledge needed to accurately distinguish a disability from second language acquisition.
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Hehir, T., et al. (2005). Comprehension Review and Evaluation of Special Education. Retrieved from http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/57B840A2-B20F-44A9-A1FE-6D1CEFB603CD/0/FinalHehirReport092005.pdf