On the basis of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R) (Wechsler, 1974), SOMPA was the "first attempt to reduce the stigmatization of minority children and foster multicultural, multilingual programs" (Lewis, 1998, p.
Drawn on a sample group that represented equal numbers of Hispanic, African American, and white students, SOMPA assesses the following three aspects of a student's educational needs: medical, social systems, and pluralistic.
Performance of Hispanic educable mentally retarded, learning disabled, and nonclassified students on the WISC-RM, SOMPA
, and S-KABC.
Data on the SOMPA
Hispanic subsamples suggest that the most vulnerable pupils in terms of these effects are the ones who come from homes where both Spanish and English are spoken (Figueroa, 1987a).
It was a very special show that featured Jackeline Rago and her Afro-Venezuelan Workshop students, Los Pleneros de la 21, Quique Cruz & Rafael Manriquez, Son Ire, La Rumba de Jose Luis Gomez with John Santos, Karl Perazzo, Wilson "Chombo" Corniel, and Roger "Danilo" Paez as well as Congolese master Titos Sompas and Fito Reinoso & Ritmo y Armonia.