ERIC Number: ED047590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb-27
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Accountability and Criterion Referenced Testing in Modern Foreign Language Programs.
Struth, Johann F.
The nature of educational accountability, seen as an organized, systematized process of self-evaluation, and a review of available standardized tests for foreign language programs are examined in this paper. Teacher accountability is seen to rely exclusively on the judgement of the teacher and administration within the school itself. The author comments on norm-referenced tests, criterion-referenced tests, Bloom's "formative-evaluation", Valette's "core-test concept", and the function of standardized tests. Differences among achievement, proficiency, placement, and aptitude tests are clarified. Reference to numerous standardized tests is made with emphasis on the Pimsleur Language Aptitude Battery and the Pimsleur Modern Foreign Language Proficiency Tests. (RL)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Aptitude Tests, Behavioral Objectives, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Testing, Educational Trends, Evaluation Criteria, Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Modern Languages, Objective Tests, Performance Criteria, Performance Specifications, Program Evaluation, Second Language Learning, Standardized Tests
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Note: Paper presented at the Florida Chapter Meeting of American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, February 27, 1971, Ft. Meyers, Florida