Development and Validation of a Process for Screening Referrals to Special Education

@article{Vanderheyden2003DevelopmentAV,
  title={Development and Validation of a Process for Screening Referrals to Special Education},
  author={Amanda M. Vanderheyden and Joseph C. Witt and Gale M. Naquin},
  journal={School Psychology Review},
  year={2003},
  volume={32},
  pages={204 - 227}
}
Abstract This article describes efforts to examine the validity of a screening process that provides objective data for multidisciplinary team meetings where consideration is being given to teacher referral of a student for assessment and possible placement in special education. In this study, the accuracy with which this process, called Problem Validation Screening (PVS), identified students needing an eligibility assessment was examined. All first and second grade students at a participating… Expand
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