ERIC Number: ED201208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Massachusetts Educational Assessment Program. Foreign Language 1975-1976.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
This report describes the results of the Massachusetts study of foreign languages, part of the second phase of the Massachusetts Educational Assessment Program. The assessment was conducted using a random sample of students from all over the state during one year of testing. The report is presented in five sections: (1) background of the study; (2) the measurements and the samples of students; (3) summary of findings; (4) comparison between FLES and non-FLES programs, including a discussion of student responses, decisions to study foreign language, and teacher responses; and (5) implications of the study. Analyses of the data have been made to address questions dealing with the following: (1) the relationship between length and intensity of the study of foreign languages and student achievement and interest; (2) patterns of relationships between classroom practices and student achievement and interest; (3) the possibility of differences between classroom and organizational practices in school systems that begin foreign language study early and systems that do not; and (4) patterns existing in the reasons students give for their decision to study foreign language and for their choice of language. (AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.