Professional Development

Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Overview: Evaluation of African American & English Learner Students *

Presented by Maret Wilson, M.A., CCC-SLP, Bilingual Specialist (3 hrs)

Attendees will become familiar with test bias considerations, including a review of the Larry P. litigation and guidelines. Participants will learn how to identify appropriate norm-referenced tests, and how to use a variety of alternative evaluation methods. At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to: Analyze assessment tools for EL and AA students, understand the Larry P. guidelines, name and describe at least 3 alternative evaluation methods as well as understand requirements for legally defensible report-writing for CLD students.