ERIC Number: ED179584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Home Bilingual Usage Estimate.
Skoczylas, Rudolph V.
The Home Bilingual Usage Estimate was designed to measure a person's home-family language usage and to yield a single classification according to a criterion scale. The following classifications were established: English monolingual, English dominant, apparent bilingual, Spanish dominant, or Spanish monolingual. Validity was determined by the rating of 25 students' home language usage by an experienced bilingual educator. The Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient was .95 between the ratings on the Home Bilingual Usage Estimate and the ratings assigned by the bilingual educator. Test-retest reliability was .97 at the .001 level of significance. (The test form is appended.) (MH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Elementary Secondary Education, English, English (Second Language), Family Environment, Language Dominance, Language Usage, Monolingualism, Rating Scales, Spanish Speaking, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Tests
R. V. Skoczylas, 7649 Santa Inez Court, Gilroy, CA 95020 ($1.00 ea., 20 test booklets, $5.00)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Home Bilingual Usage Estimate