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Why are specified tests necessary for identification and placement of special needs students?

When may testing practices be considered discriminatory?

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Why are specified tests necessary for identification and placement of special needs students?

The identification of a child's needs relies heavily on the people who know the child well. The parents, teachers and the professionals who know the child may ask that the child be assessed.

The identification and assessment of special educational needs aim to provide a better understanding of a child's or young person's learning difficulties. Its purpose is to provide a basis for the adoption of appropriate forms of education for a child or young person; and, thereafter, to establish how best to monitor his or her progress.

Testing is a measuring tool to determine academic progress and potential. Though there is much debate about 'Standardized Testing' ...

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