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Volume 8, Issue 2 (1979)

SOMPA - The Algebra Works - But What Does It Mean?

pp. 213—218

While disagreeing on many points and issues. Mercer and I appear to agree on one major point-the design of educational programs for children must be based on accurate and valid diagnostic information. Both as a matter of good assessment practice and to meet certain legal requirements, this information should consider not only the child’s current level of functioning and performance, but also those past and present circumstances which may affect performance (e.g., variables associated with health and the family and social environments). Where we disagree is whether the SOMPA provides this information.

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