Segregation of Poor and Minority Children into Classes for the Mentally Retarded by the Use of IQ Tests*

This Comment deals with the inadequacies of IQ tests as devices for identifying those children who are to be relegated to classes for the mentally retarded and with the constitutional ramifications of these inadequacies. The present use of standardized tests may violate due process and equal protection guarantees. Additionally, certain procedural due process requirements, heretofore ignored in this context, may apply to the placement process.