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ERIC Number: ED016436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Pages: 10
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Reference Count: 0
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A LOOK AT FOREIGN LANGUAGE PLACEMENT, 1963-1967.
BEANBLOSSOM, GARY
DATA WAS COMPILED FROM ENTERING STUDENTS TESTED DURING THE FALL QUARTERS OF 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, AND 1967, AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, IN ORDER TO DETERMINE WHETHER HIGH SCHOOL PREPARATION (IN FRENCH, GERMAN, AND SPANISH) HAD INCREASED OVER THE 5-YEAR PERIOD AND WHETHER STUDENT PLACEMENT IN UNIVERSITY COURSES HAD SHIFTED SYSTEMATICALLY. ALTHOUGH TWO YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL PREPARATION WAS THE CONTINUOUS NORM, THERE WAS A SHARP AND CONSISTENT PERCENT INCREASE IN THE PROPORTION OF STUDENTS WITH 4 YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL LANGUAGE STUDY (THOUGH THIS GROUP STILL REMAINS A SMALL PERCENT OF THE TOTAL SAMPLE). DESPITE PLACEMENT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN YEARS, DATA SHOW THAT HIGH SCHOOL PREPARATION AND LENGTH OF DELAY (BETWEEN PREPARATION AND COLLEGE STUDY) GREATLY INFLUENCE THE AMOUNT OF UNIVERSITY LANGUAGE STUDY AN ENTERING STUDENT MAY EXPECT TO FACE. GERMAN STUDENTS TRADITIONALLY PLACED LOWER IN THE SEQUENCE OF COURSES THAN FRENCH OR SPANISH STUDENTS. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle.
Identifiers: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON