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One Size Still Does Not Fit All in Specific Learning Disability Assessment Across Ethnic Groups.


The use of IQ scores and discrepancy formulas for identifying specific learning disabilities (SLD) has been widely discredited by prominent researchers for more than a decade. Nevertheless, the overwhelming majority of state policies still specify the use of discrepancy formulas, including the simple difference method, which is psychometrically inferior to regression-based methods.

  • Contributor: Warner, Tamara D., Dede, Duane E., Garvan, Cynthia W., Conway, Timothy W.
  • Date Published: 2002/11//Nov/Dec2002
  • ISBN: 00222194
  • Journal/Secondary Title: Journal of Learning Disabilities
  • Number: 6
  • Publisher: PRO-ED
  • Volume: 35
  • Year: 2002

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