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High stakes testing- is to measure how well the
schools are doing and how well your child scored in comparison to others within
the same grade. They are not used to
determine graduation or grade promotion.
Section 504 & American's Disability Act:
Section 504 was amended so that
it now incorporates the ADA AA by
reference and applies to public school students under Section 504.
the state of California it is illegal to administer an IQ test to
African-American students. The Larry P. v. Riles (Larry P.) case began
in 1971 when five African American Children were placed in Special
classes for the educable mentally retarded (EMR) in the San Francisco
School District. Students claimed that
they were wrongly placed and filed a suit in the Federal District Court
Northern CA. The Court decided in favor
of the students in 1979 and was upheld on appeal in 1984. Now, (as of
1986) in the state of CA the use
of IQ testing for all African American students to determine SPED
The two main individual IQ tests are:
An alternative which attempts to minimize cultural bias: