ERIC Number: ED189148
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Marianas Test of English Achievement: Listening Comprehension, Structure and Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension. Manual, 1979 Edition, Forms A and B.
Baldauf, Richard B., Jr.; Klingbergs, Imants E.
This manual for the Marianas Test of English Achievement (MTEA) provides a description of the tests, directions for administration and scoring, a discussion of the interpretation of scores, and norms based on all 1,780 children in grades 6 through 9 in the Northern Marianas Islands in October 1977 and May 1978. There are two equivalent forms of the test and separate norms for each form for both fall testing and spring testing. The tests are based on the Tate Oral English syllabus and have three parts: listening comprehension (45 items), structure and vocabulary (60 items), and reading comprehension (30 items). There are also norms for total scores. The test is designed for children for whom English is a second language. Norms for 42 children classed as native speakers are provided for comparison. Conversion tables for normal curve equivalents and for percentile ranks are given. In addition to the percentile rank equivalent to each raw score there is also an upper limit and a lower limit and a lower limit provided to express the range of one standard error of measurement above and below the percentile rank. A table provides Kuder-Richardson and test-retest reliability data for all subscores and the total score. (CTM)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: James Cook Univ. of North Queensland, Townsville (Australia). Dept. of Education.
Identifiers: Mariana Islands; Marianas Test of English Achievement; Test Manuals