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ERIC Number: ED019016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
Pages: 1
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Reference Count: 0
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THE MLA FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TESTS FOR TEACHERS AND ADVANCED STUDENTS--A PROFESSIONAL EVALUATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TEST DEVELOPMENT.
PAQUETTE, F. ANDRE; TOLLINGER, SUZANNE
THE DIRECTOR OF TESTING OF THE MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION (MLA), WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF 28 SELECTED IMPARTIAL PROFESSIONALS, PRODUCED INDIVIDUALLY AND IN TEAMS THIS CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF THE MLA FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TESTS IN ORDER TO POINT OUT EXISTING DEFICIENCIES AND TO SUGGEST IMPROVEMENTS IN FUTURE TEST DEVELOPMENT. THIS HANDBOOK FIRST GIVES THE COMPLETE REPORTS OF EACH OF THE EVALUATORS. FOLLOWING LENGTHY REPORTS ON THE SUBTESTS IN (1) FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN, RUSSIAN, AND SPANISH SKILLS, (2) APPLIED LINGUISTICS, (3) CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE, AND (4) PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION, THERE IS A SECTION COMPOSED OF STATEMENTS BY SELECTED MLA AND EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE PEOPLE WHO HAD BEEN INVOLVED IN DEVELOPING THE TESTS. SECTION TWO REARRANGES THE COMMENTS IN SEPARATE CHAPTERS ON THE SUBTESTS, AND BRINGS TOGETHER GENERAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE TESTS. REPRINTS OF TEST REVIEWS AND CRITICISMS, THE MLA TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS STATEMENT, AND CONFERENCE DOCUMENTS COMPRISE THE APPENDIXES. THIS REPORT, BECAUSE OF ITS CONFIDENTIAL NATURE AND TESTING SECURITY, CAN BE READ ONLY BY RESPONSIBLE RESEARCHERS AT THE MLA HEADQUARTERS AFTER WRITTEN REQUEST TO THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGES, 62 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. 10011. (AS)
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Authoring Institution: Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY.
Identifiers: EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE; MLA Cooperative Foreign Language Proficiency Tests; MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION