ERIC Number: ED034466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec-28
Reference Count: 0
Assessing a Foreign Language Program Through Proper Use of Standardized Tests.
Bockman, John F.
This talk delivered at the 1967 annual meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages examines a statistically-oriented assessment of the foreign language program at Tucson, Arizona. The text includes reprints of 25 transparencies used, largely drawn from the results of two groups of tests: (1) the Modern Language Association Cooperative Language Tests and (2) the Pimsleur Language Aptitude Battery. Other charts and diagrams indicate various interpretations of results of the tests pointing out ways in which to meet the varied needs of a large heterogeneous school population. (RL)
Descriptors: Achievement, Aptitude Tests, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Evaluation, Evaluation, Grades (Scholastic), Language Learning Levels, Language Programs, Language Research, Modern Languages, Performance Criteria, Second Language Learning, Speeches, Standardized Tests, Statistical Analysis, Student Needs, Test Results
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tucson Public Schools, AZ.
Identifiers: MLA Cooperative Foreign Language Tests; Modern Language Association; Pimsleur Language Aptitude Battery; Tucson Public Schools AZ
Note: Paper presented at Supervisory Services Session of American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Convention, Chicago, Illinois, December 28, 1967