ERIC Number: ED180218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Measuring the Variables and Testing the Outcomes. The ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series, Vol. 10.
Valette, Rebecca M.; Linder, Cathy
Current developments in the field of language testing are synthesized with emphasis on their practical application in the classroom. The main areas of concern are: (1) the role of testing in the schools; (2) identifying and measuring teacher and student variables, such as, language proficiency of teachers; teacher effectiveness in the classroom; and student aptitude, learning styles, attitude and motivation; (3) developing effective placement procedures; (4) testing the outcomes; (5) the role of national tests and interpretation of test scores; and (6) using test results to improve the foreign language program. (AMH)
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, Course Objectives, Grades (Scholastic), Higher Education, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Language Teachers, Language Tests, Measurement, Measurement Techniques, Prediction, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Test Interpretation, Testing
Not available separately; See FL 010 779
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, New York, NY.