ERIC Number: ED028672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
A Pilot Study of Aptitude and Attitude; Factors in Language Dropout.
Bartley, Diana E.
In an attempt to deal with the current foreign language enrollment and learning problems created by the number of students who discontinue foreign language study after the sixth to eighth grade learning sequence, this pilot study seeks to identify, through the use of the Modern Language Aptitude Test and the Foreign Language Attitude Scale with experimental groups of eighth grade students, the extent to which aptitude and attitude contribute to the dropout problem. Described in the report are the (1) research methods employed, (2) materials and testing procedures used, and (3) results obtained. Histograms based on percentages compare group performances. Also included is an analysis of results. (AF)
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, Articulation (Education), Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Grade 8, Graphs, Junior High School Students, Language Ability, Language Enrollment, Language Learning Levels, Language Programs, Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Sequential Learning, Student Attitudes
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Palo Alto Unified School District, CA.; Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Center for Research and Development in Teaching.
Identifiers: California; Foreign Language Attitude Scale (Dufort); Modern Language Aptitude Test; Palo Alto Unified School District CA