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Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Education of Learning Disabled Children)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Joanne Marie Kliebhan, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Education, Bilingual; English language--Study and teaching (Primary)--Spanish speakers; English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers; Educational tests and measurements


The purpose of this paper was to review and bring together criteria which may be used in assessing bilingual children or children who speak only Spanish. Problems to be surmounted when assessing the culturally different child include: a) lack of awareness of shortcomings of tests in use; b) lack of knowledge and the availability of tests that deal predominantly with the bilingual child; c) standardization procedures which may use inappropriate population representations; d) ignorance of the laws which deal directly with the civil rights of the bilingual child; e) the conspiracy which seeks an abandonment of one's own culture.


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