Cate Crowley from Teachers College, Columbia University along with Tia Washington and Diane El-Sawaf from the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) discuss measures taken to combat the over referral of students from diverse backgrounds for special education services.
This is a collection of 38 modules from Cate Crowley’s NYCDOE workshop regarding preschool children and accurate disability evaluations.
This module introduces the module series on appropriate disability evaluations for culturally and linguistically diverse preschoolers.
This module discusses how traditional assessment procedures (i.e. standardized test scores) used for determining disability are problematic.
This module reviews what the law says regarding disability evaluations of preschoolers, especially for those preschoolers who are culturally and linguistically diverse.
In this module, Cate discusses the consequences of using test scores to determine disability.
This module introduces the psychometric characteristics used to judge the validity of assessments that are used in determining disabilities.
In this module, Cate discusses the validity of standardized tests and whether they measure what they claim to measure.
In this module, Cate discusses the bias found in the WISC-4 Spanish. Using the normal curve, she plots the mean score of 2 groups- Group A: children from low SES backgrounds and Group B: children from high SES backgrounds.
This module examines validity issues for psychological tests such as the lack of validity of standardized IQ tests when used with bilingual individuals and English language learners (ELL).