U.S. Legal Issues in Educational Testing of Special Populations



Legal challenges to educational testing programs have focused primarily on the issues of adverse impact, parental rights, testing irregularities, nonstandard test administrations, and testing English language learners (ELLs).1 However, once a case goes to trial, issues of validity, reliability, passing standards, and adherence to other professional standards may be raised.2 This chapter focuses on the legal, psychometric, and policy issues related to educational testing of special populations. Although prior federal cases and professional standards provide guidance, some tough policy decisions remain.


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