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Understanding Tests and Measurements for the Parent and Advocate: Part 2

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Understanding Tests and Measurements for the Parent and Advocate: Part 2

By: Peter Wright and Pamela Darr Wright

We wish to thank Apraxia-Kids for making this article available.

NB: This article is written for the parents of children who have Childhood Disabilities and related problems. We publish it here because we know that therapists like to give their client's caregivers as much information as possible.

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Most parents of special needs children know that they must understand the law and their rights. Few parents know that they must also understand the facts. The "facts" of their child's case are contained in the various tests and evaluations that have been administered to the child. Changes in test scores over time provide the means to assess educational benefit or regression. Most important educational decisions, from eligibility to the intensity of educational services provided, are based on the results of psychological and educational achievement testing. Parents who obtain appropriate special educational programs for their children have learned what different tests measure and what the test results mean.

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