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ERIC Number: EJ1204846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1478-2103
International Comparative Assessment of Early Learning in Exceptional Learners: Potential Benefits, Caveats, and Challenges
Lin, Pei-Ying; Lin, Yu-Cheng
Policy Futures in Education, v17 n1 p71-86 Jan 2019
Over the decades, it is evident that exceptional learners have been excluded from participating in international assessments such as OECD's PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) due to their disabilities. Drawing on the interdisciplinary theories and perspectives of educational assessment, measurement, and early childhood special education, the paper discusses the potential benefits young children with special needs may gain from the International Early Learning and Child Well-being Study (IELS), as well as considering caveats and challenges accompanying the use of IELS for these young special education populations. In particular, it raises a range of questions about what and how to collect, validly interpret, and use the IELS data to enhance early learning and development of exceptional learners in participating countries. Finally, the paper discusses accommodations that promote inclusionary assessment practices and level the playing field for young children with special needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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