is the Spanish language adaptation of SEARCH,
designed to detect learning difficulties in children whose primary language
is not English. Studies have shown that 23% of children with limited English
proficiency in their program have limited skills in their native language
educational learning instrument is a valuable tool for both Hispanic children
as well as educators:
with only a limited knowledge of Spanish themselves may conclude that
being bilingual explains a lack of progress in reading.
- This scanning
instrument is a critical step in thoroughly understanding the differences
among the children with limited English proficiency enrolled in schools.
educators to differentiate between those children who are vulnerable
to learning problems in general, and those who need programs to enhance
their proficiency in English.
is to assess 10 neuropsychological sub-skills basic to reading and the
language arts. Proven results from clinical and educational follow-up
of kindergartners who took this test have shown that:
earning scores in 8 to 10 components made adequate progress in learning
to read in the first grade.
earning scores of 6 and 7 have about a 50% chance of success with beginning
of 5 or below indicate vulnerability to learning problems.