Dynamic assessment and its state of the art in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Keywords:dynamic assessment, dynamic testing, cognitive abilities
This review introduces dynamic assessment and its state of the art in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Mainstream static diagnostics focus on the current state of abilities. Current test performance can be misleading if an individual’s potential is not fully developed. It also does not provide information about the possibilities of effective intervention. The dynamic assessment focuses on the potential for further development.
This text describes the essential characteristics of dynamic assessment and its types of use. Provided is a brief historical context of L. S. Vygotsky, who is, with R. Feuerstein, considered to be the founder of the field of dynamic assessment. The survey of the academic texts in the Czech and Slovak language is included.
A substantial section introduces methods available in the Czech Republic and Slovakia: Feuerstein’s Learning Propensity Assessment Device (LPAD), Tzuriel’s methods, Lidz’s Application of Cognitive Functioning Scale (ACFS), Fabio’s Test of Intellectual Potential (TIP), and Džuka’s Dynamic Test of Latent Learning Abilities in 6-8-Year-Old Children (DTLUS 6-8). Dynamic assessment is an evolving and perspective field. Nevertheless, its potential is not entirely fulfilled, and it remains at the periphery of practice.
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