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By Judith L. Mounty, David S. Martin, Oscar P. Cohen

Traditionally, deaf and difficult of listening to humans have validated a variety of degrees of competence in a mess of professions, yet additionally they have skilled discrimination and oppression. In 5 serious sections, this quantity responds to the tidal wave of high-stakes trying out that has come to dominate academic coverage and qualification for numerous occupations. It offers a digest of suitable study to satisfy the checking out problem, together with paintings performed via academic researchers, criminal specialists, attempt builders, and others.

Section I frames the contexts dealing with deaf and difficult of listening to contributors and people who try out them, together with a telling old viewpoint. In part II, chapters discover how deaf and tough of listening to applicants can meet the pains of test-taking, easy methods to point the enjoying box with a brand new method of overview, and what to think about to advance absolutely obtainable licensing exams. the ultimate bankruptcy during this half examines the psychometric houses of highbrow exams while used with deaf and tough of listening to humans. Administrative matters represent part III, starting with criminal issues on the topic of fairness trying out for deaf adults. An exploration of the potential for signal language interpretation within the checking out surroundings follows.

Section IV offers case reports of deaf and tough of listening to adults from quite a few professions, together with certification checking out for healing sport, education options for collage scholars, and how one can maximize entry to licensure for social staff. A separate bankruptcy addresses the effect of contemporary federal mandates on overview of deaf and tough of listening to lecturers and instructing applicants. the ultimate part summarizes the present state of affairs and provides concepts to control it, concluding with an epilogue on instructions for the longer term.

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As our society becomes increasingly diverse, we can all benefit from increased attention to what works best for the largest number of people. RECOMMENDATIONS The recommendations that follow are for both test-takers and test-makers. 1. Preparation Before taking any standardized test, candidates should know exactly what it is they are studying for, what kind of question types to expect, and how well they have to do to pass the test. While of course everyone wants to do as well as possible, it is wise to keep in mind that for most licenses and certifications, one only needs to pass.

We close this chapter with the thought that licensing and certification authorities and testing companies should adopt a more inclusive approach to test development— one that uses the concepts of universal design. Changes that benefit one population will benefit others. Douglas Forer at ETS said it best several years ago (D. Forer, personal communication, November 28, 2004). He likened the test development landscape to that of Field of Dreams, the 1989 baseball fantasy movie in which a farmer in Iowa, hearing voices, constructs a baseball diamond on his cornfield.

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