Portraits of the children : culturally competent assessment

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  • In-service package that provides schools with the tools to look at each student individually and carefully examine what are the real issues that impact the student's ability to learn. Encourages educators to develop a system that allows them to work effectively in a diverse, cross-cultural setting. Explores four real stories of children, all with various cultural backgrounds, and follows what happens when families and children in need of help, work together closely with school teams for the benefit of the child.


  • Produced by N.A.K. Production Associates. A product of the IDEA Partnership Projects ASPIIRE, Association of Service Providers Implementing IDEA Reforms in Education.
  • CD-ROM includes: video program; user's guide; further resources and references; reference lists, web links, and handouts; and OSEP Discretionary Grant information.
  • System requirements for CD-ROM for Windows: PC with Pentium processor or compatible; at least 32 MB RAM; Windows 98/NT/Me/2000/XP; DirectX version 3.0 or later; MS Internet Explorer 4 or later; Quicktime 5 or later; Sound Blaster or compatible video card and speakers recommended.
  • System requirements for CD-ROM for Macintosh: Power PC; at least 32 MB RAM; Mac OS 8.6 or later, or Mac OS X v. 10.1.3 or later; MS Internet Explorer 4 or later; Quicktime 5 or later.
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