ERIC Number: ED212149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
The Assessment of Language Proficiency in Bilingual Children: An Analysis of Theories and Instrumentation.
The three parts of a theory used in the design of a language proficiency test--linguistic components, communicative skills, and the sociolinguistic domain--are described in relation to language proficiency and testing models. In line with this discussion, a review of test formats is made with some assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of each one. Finally, a brief overview is provided of several instruments that have been developed to test language proficiency and dominance. In conclusion, test development from a combination of the three theories outlined at the beginning of the study is advocated. (AMH)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Communicative Competence (Languages), Elementary Secondary Education, Language Dominance, Language Proficiency, Linguistic Theory, Sociolinguistics, Student Placement, Test Construction, Testing
Not available separately. See FL 012 738.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti.
Note: Published as part of the Ethnoperspectives Project. For volumes 1 and 2 of that project, see ED 200 005 and 203 663. For related documents, see FL 012 738 and FL 012 740-769.