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November 28, 2000

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1. #1 Download: Tests and Measurements for the Parent and Advocate 

The #1 download during the past three months is "Understanding Tests and Measurements for the Parent and Advocate." 

Here are some comments from readers: 

"Your article, Understanding Tests & Measurements, is the single most valuable article I've ever read. This article actually helped me advocate for my child."

"I read your article about "Understanding Tests & Measurements" three years ago - it completely changed the way I viewed my child's special education program." 

"You tell people that they have to read the article several times before they understand it. You were right. I read that article three times before I really "got it" - after that, nothing was the same. Thank you!" 

Do you have a copy of this article? 

TIP: Download this article to your hard drive before you print it. The article includes several tables and graphs - if you try to print directly from the site, your computer may not print these illustrations. 

2. More Resources About Tests, Evaluations 

The site maintained by Ron Dumont and John Willis is a good source of information about tests and evaluations. 

For an overview of commonly used tests, download "Test Descriptions" by John Willis

Spend time exploring this valuable site. Check the "Test Reviews and Commentary" page.

Drs Willis and Dumont co-authored the book, "Guide to Identification of Learning Disabilities." You can get information about "Guide to Identification of Learning Disabilities."

The main page.

3. Update on "Free Stuff" Promotion

Wrightslaw and Harbor House Law Press have received e-mails and phone calls from individuals who want to participate in the "free stuff promotion" without meeting the conditions of the promotion. Some people purchased the book weeks or months ago. Others don't want to purchase the book from a retail bookseller. 

If you have questions about these issues, please read our discussion of the purpose of this promotion.

Some bookstores say they can't get the book. If you run into this problem, please print the "Free Stuff" page - we added new information to help your bookstore get the book quickly and easily. 

4. "Keys to a Brighter Future Conference" (January 24-27, 2001)

The Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers announces their 4th Annual Conference at 
the Hyatt Regency Capital Hotel on January 24-27, 2001. Topics include: 

* An IDEA Workshop (Kathleen Boundy and Matt Cohen)
* Juvenile Justice Workshop (Joseph Tulman and Lili Garfinkel)
* Accessing the General Curriculum: What Advocates Need to Do for Brighter Futures for Students 
with Disabilities and Their Families (Steve Kukic)
* Parent Training Programs: An OSEP Overview

For more information about this conference, please call the Pacer Center: 888-248-0822 (voice) or 
952-838-0190 (TTY). 

Links: The Technical Assistance ALLIANCE site

           The Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER)


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