African American Students: Avoiding Disproportionate Identification and Conducting Appropriate, Defensible Assessments *

Presented by SPG Clinical Supervisors (3 hrs)

Attendees will become familiar with issues of disproportionality in identification of African American students in Special Education, and will learn best practices in assessment of African American students, including alternative assessment methods. Participants will be familiar with the Larry P. Law and will and will learn guidelines for identifying the appropriateness of diagnostic instruments and least-biased report writing.