ERIC Number: ED185870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Evaluative Aspects of Bilingual Programs: A General Guide.
Argyros, Nicholas; And Others
This guide is designed to help administrators, program coordinators, and teachers of bilingual children devise more effective ways of helping children learn. The role of evaluation in program planning and execution is described and some general factors to be considered when planning and evaluating bilingual education programs are reviewed. The roles of formative and summative evaluation are discussed as feedback for pupils, teachers, and program administrators. Aspects of standardized tests are explained and features of good program objectives are presented. Eight general categories of language skills encompassed by bilingual programs are illustrated in a bilingual language skills matrix. Linguistic competence and linguistic performance are differentiated and it is shown that only linguistic performance, that is, the degree of mastery of language skills as demonstrated or assessed in the classroom, can be assessed with confidence in school settings. The various roles of testing and evaluation are described in the broader contexts of bilingual program planning. A selected bibliography is appended. (Author/AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Federal Programs, Language Planning, Language Skills, Language Tests, Linguistic Performance, Program Evaluation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, State Departments of Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of School and Categorical Programs Evaluation.
Identifiers: Bilingual Programs; New York