Knowns, Unknowns and Best Practices in Cognitive Assessment of Diverse Populations Webinar (Register Now)

Presenter(s): Craig Frisby, PhD

Professional organizations that train practitioners to serve children in schools have expressed a longstanding concern over “equitable” and “nondiscriminatory” cognitive assessment for examinees from diverse racial/ethnic/language groups. This session will highlight these issues in detail (as informed by relevant research) and promote future directions that align with ethical best practices.  

Professional organizations that train practitioners to serve children in schools have expressed a longstanding concern over “equitable” and “nondiscriminatory” cognitive assessment for examinees from diverse racial/ethnic/language groups. Although there is much that has been discovered to support best practices, there are some assessment-related concepts that are poorly understood and ill-defined, as well as alternative assessment and/or test interpretation practices that may be popularly promoted but have considerable deficiencies that undermine ethical behavior/best practices. This session will highlight these issues in detail (as informed by relevant research) and promote future directions that align with ethical best practices.