Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
This Master’s project investigated current research literature for prevailing prereferral and referral processes of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students to special education evaluation. To that end, this Master’s project sought to strengthen the validity of the referral process for CLD students by creating a self-rating form to guide teachers in accurately differentiating CLD students who are in need of receiving special education services from those who do not need such services. The self-rating form is founded on three competencies of multicultural teacher efficacy and requires teachers to reflect on classroom-level, team collaboration, prereferral, and referral practices. Limitations and suggestions for future research are discussed.
Herman, Tyler Edward, "Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Special Education: Teacher and Outcome Proficiency Self-Rating Form Ensuring Assessment Competency" (2016). Graduate Education Student Scholarship. 6.