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ERIC Number: ED187083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Evaluation. Bilingual Education Series: 6. Papers in Applied Linguistics.
Cohen, Andrew D.; And Others
Results from three small-scale investigations of specific aspects of bilingual schooling as well as results of a more traditional large-scale evaluation of bilingual education programs in downstate Illinois are presented. The three small studies were designed to assess natural language in the classroom, compare criterion-referenced versus norm-referenced reading tests in bilingual classes, and provide an ethnographic description of bilingual language use patterns. An introduction to Evaluating Evaluation by Margaret Bruck and Andrew D. Cohen is included. The study articles are as follows: (1) "Assessing Bilingual Speaking Skills: In Search of Natural Language" by Andrew D. Cohen and Charles L. Roll; (2) "Assessing Bilingual Reading Skills: Criterion-Referenced versus Norm-Referenced Testing of Spanish Reading" by Flora V. Rodriguez-Brown and Andrew D. Cohen; (3) "Assessing Language Use in Bilingual Classrooms: An Ethnographic Analysis" by Margaret Bruck, Jeffrey Shultz, and Flora V. Rodriguez-Brown; and (4) "Assessing Bilingual programs: Methodological Considerations in Large-Scale Evaluations" by Andrew D. Cohen and Flora V. Rodriguez-Brown. Selected additions to the literature on bilingual education are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Criterion Referenced Tests, Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnography, Language Usage, Norm Referenced Tests, Program Evaluation, Reading Tests, Research Methodology, Speech Skills
Center for Applied Linguistics, 3520 Prospect Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007 ($5.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Bilingual Programs; Natural Language