Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Minority students--Ability testing; Linguistic minorities--Ability testing;
This paper is intended for professional school psychologists, school social workers, consultants in special education and other professionals involved in assessment issues in the schools. It is necessary for school professionals to have an understanding of the general socio-political context which surrounds the issues involved in language and culture to better assess the mental/cognitive abilities of language minority students through the dominant language and culture.
It is beyond the scope of this paper to present such issues in their entirety. Therefore, the focus of this paper will center on "voluntary minorities", specifically those who are learning English as a second language and those minorities who are from linguistically and culturally diverse groups.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
Donald W. Schmits
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©1998 Candace Kist-Tahmasian
Kist-Tahmasian, Candace, "Assessing culturally and linguistically diverse stuents : a discussion for professionals in the schools" (1998). Graduate Research Papers. 999.