ERIC Number: ED054223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Foreign Language at the University of Illinois Using the CEEB Foreign Language Placement Tests and End-of-Course Grades.
Aleamoni, Lawrence M.; Matsunaga, Allen
The College Entrance Examination Board Foreign Language Placement Tests were normed on students enrolled in French, German, Russian, and Spanish courses during Fall semester, 1969. Differences between performance at the four levels of each course were also investigated and comparisons made among CEEB test scores, course grades, and CEEB standard score norms. Results indicated that students enrolled in the first four courses of a foreign language have learned significantly different amounts of the same material as measured by the Placement Tests. However, if results are inspected at the same course level by looking at the standard scores, it appears that the level of performance is about the same for each language. An accurate check on this was not possible as different tests were used for each language. In general, students enrolled in lower level courses fell below the national norm average while those in upper levels were above. Relationships between test scores and course grades indicated that test scores can be used to identify successful performance almost as well as grades. Therefore, cut-off scores were established using the average reading and listening test standard scores for placement into and proficiency in the various courses studied. (Author/AG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Office of Instructional Resources.
Identifiers: Advanced Placement Examinations (CEEB); College Entrance Examination Board