ERIC Number: ED044063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The MLA Foreign Language Proficiency Tests for Teachers and Advanced Students: Analysis of the Performance of Native Speakers and Comparison with That of NDEA Summer Institute Participants.
Paquette, Andre F.; Tollinger, Suzanne
This report is a summary of the results of the administration of the Modern Language Association of America (MLA) Proficiency Tests to native speakers in Chile, Columbia, France, German, Italy, and Spain. The notion of a "superior" level of competence in reading, writing, aural comprehension, and speaking a second language is specified objectively through the statistical analysis of the tests administered by the MLA research associates. The tests of some 300 individual speakers of each language (French, German, Italian, and Spanish) were scored by the Educational Testing Service and compared with scores on identical tests administered to National Defense Education Act (NDEA) summer institute participants. Twenty-four tables and figures present statistical information concerning the findings. (RL)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Educational Testing, French, German, Italian, Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Language Research, Language Skills, Language Teachers, Language Tests, Modern Languages, Native Speakers, Objective Tests, Spanish, Standardized Tests, Teacher Qualifications, Testing Programs, Verbal Tests
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY.
Identifiers: MLA Cooperative Foreign Language Proficiency Tests; National Defense Education Act Language Institutes