Assessing Deaf Adults: Critical Issues in Testing and by Judith L. Mounty, David S. Martin, Oscar P. Cohen

By Judith L. Mounty, David S. Martin, Oscar P. Cohen

Traditionally, deaf and tough of listening to humans have proven a number of degrees of competence in a mess of professions, yet additionally they have skilled discrimination and oppression. In 5 severe sections, this quantity responds to the tidal wave of high-stakes trying out that has come to dominate academic coverage and qualification for varied occupations. It offers a digest of suitable learn to satisfy the trying out problem, together with paintings performed by means of academic researchers, felony specialists, try out builders, and others.

Section I frames the contexts dealing with deaf and difficult of listening to members and those that try them, together with a telling historic standpoint. In part II, chapters discover how deaf and difficult of listening to applicants can meet the pains of test-taking, the right way to point the taking part in box with a brand new method of review, and what to contemplate to strengthen absolutely available licensing exams. the ultimate bankruptcy during this half examines the psychometric homes of highbrow tests while used with deaf and difficult of listening to humans. Administrative concerns represent part III, starting with criminal concerns relating to fairness checking out for deaf adults. An exploration of the potential for signal language interpretation within the trying out setting follows.

Section IV offers case reviews of deaf and difficult of listening to adults from quite a few professions, together with certification trying out for healing game, education ideas for college scholars, and how you can maximize entry to licensure for social employees. A separate bankruptcy addresses the influence of contemporary federal mandates on review of deaf and difficult of listening to lecturers and instructing applicants. the ultimate part summarizes the present scenario and provides concepts to control it, concluding with an epilogue on instructions for the long run.

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Mounty, J. L. (1997). S. Department of Education grant number H180G20021). Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service. Hansen, E. , & Mounty, J. L. (1998). Interactive video technology and sign language for learning and performance support for deaf students. In A. ), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress on Education of the Deaf (ICED), (I, 100–103), Tel Aviv, Israel: Ramot Publications, Tel Aviv University. Mounty, J. L. (1990a). A study of signed and written essays produced by prospective deaf teachers.

This project explored the use of ASL versus a more English-oriented sign version of the passages (Hansen, Mounty, & Baird, 1994; Hansen & Mounty, 1997; 1998). Exploration of the use of tools developed for assessing the English of hearing non-native speakers with the deaf and hard of hearing population (Mounty, Epstein, & Weinstock, 1997). Development of a checklist to assess ASL/signed language acquisition by children and adults (Mounty, 1993; 1994). SUMMARY The corpus of work encompassed within my career and then extended by Judith Mounty provided important insights into various aspects of testing deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

Pdf. National Commission on Certification of Physicians’ Assistants, Inc. (2002). Item-writing guide. pdf. Ragosta, M. (1989). Considerations on testing individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Unpublished manuscript. , & Wendler, C. (1992). Eligibility issues and comparable time limits for disabled and nondisabled SAT examinees. (ETS Research Report No. 92-5). Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service. , Mounty, J. , & Ehringhaus, M. E. (1994). A transportability study of the reading, writing, and mathematics skills important for teachers of deaf and hard of hearing students.

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