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ERIC Number: ED019037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 7
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Reference Count: 0
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PLACEMENT TESTING--FROM FLES TO HIGH SCHOOL. A REPORT OF THE MODERN LANGUAGE ACHIEVEMENT AND PLACEMENT TESTING PROGRAM OF WEST HIGH SCHOOL, BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA.
PEDERSON, WALTER E.; SWITZER, CHARLES A.
AS THE RESULT OF A CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE MANDATE FOR A COMPREHENSIVE LANGUAGE PROGRAM BEGINNING AT THE SIXTH GRADE LEVEL, WEST HIGH SCHOOL SET UP A TWO-FOLD LANGUAGE ACHIEVEMENT TEST TO ACCURATELY PLACE QUALIFIED STUDENTS IN ADVANCED COURSES AND TO GET A GENERAL IDEA OF THE LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT OF INCOMING STUDENTS WITH VARIOUS DEGREES OF PREVIOUS LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE. THE TWO TESTS USED TO EVALUATE LISTENING AND READING SKILLS WERE--(1) COMMON CONCEPTS FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEST, PUBLISHED BY THE CALIFORNIA TEST BUREAU, AND (2) BALTIMORE COUNTY SPANISH TEST, PUBLISHED BY THE BOBBS-MERRILL COMPANY,--BOTH CHOSEN BECAUSE THEY MOST ACCURATELY MEASURED THE OBJECTIVES OF THE LANGUAGE PROGRAM IN WEST HIGH SCHOOL. FINAL DECISION FOR PROMOTION IS BASED ON TEST RESULTS, STUDENT-TEACHER (TESTING INSTRUCTOR) CONFERENCE, STUDENT REQUEST, PARENTAL APPROVAL, AND TESTING INSTRUCTOR'S RECOMMENDATION. A SCALE IS INCLUDED TO SHOW THE RESULTS OF THE ACHIEVEMENT TESTS USED. (SS)
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Authoring Institution: West High School, Bakersfield, CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA