ERIC Number: ED161951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Selecting Test Instruments and Procedures for Assessing the Needs of Bilingual Children and Youth. Part I: Guidelines for Determining Student Eligibility for Bilingual Instruction. Part II: Revised Guidelines for Selecting Test Instruments and Procedures in Bilingual Instruction.
Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
It is required by Michigan Public Act 294 that local school districts having an enrollment of 20 or more students of limited English-speaking ability establish and operate bilingual instruction programs, and that the State Board of Education approve a testing mechanism suitable for evaluating the proficiency in English language skills of students of limited English-speaking ability. This document was designed to provide school districts in Michigan with a set of guidelines for determining student eligibility for bilingual instruction and a set of revised guidelines to be used in assessing students with a language background other than English. Guidelines are presented for: (1) establishing the role of the bilingual instruction eligibility committee; (2) establishing the procedure for determining eligibility; (3) documenting and recording each student's difficulties in performing ordinary classwork and test scores reflecting academic achievement; (4) utilizing test results; and (5) designating school districts for bilingual education. Appendices include a list of test instruments suggested for eligibility assessment; designated Michigan school districts; and a list of test instruments for assessment, prescription, and evaluation in bilingual instruction. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.