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Culturally Responsive Assessment of Language and the Challenge Within Standardized Tests

  • Julie BenderEmail author
  • Erin Gelinas
  • Nicole Fischer
  • Barbara Cook
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6435-8_102537-1
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Definition

Cultural responsiveness is an aspect of quality assessment and education that requires being aware of the cultural differences that may affect one’s knowledge and consciously adapting to ensure that each child is being accurately assessed and is being taught in a way that is both relevant and effective with respect to their culture (Gay 2000).

Historical Background

Practitioner competence in the use of cultural responsiveness would result in quality assessment and indicate being aware of the cultural differences that may affect performance, thus lead to consciously adapting evaluation protocols to ensure that each child is being accurately assessed in a way that is both accepting and respectful of their culture (Paul et al. 2018). Evaluation protocols that include assessment batteries that are not culturally responsive have the potential to overdiagnose language disorders in individuals who are culturally diverse (Paul et al. 2018). Culturally diverse children may have...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julie Bender
    • 1
    Email author
  • Erin Gelinas
    • 1
  • Nicole Fischer
    • 1
  • Barbara Cook
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Communication DisordersSouthern Connecticut State UniversityNew HavenUSA