ERIC Number: ED224278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
French Diagnostic Reading Tests for Early French Immersion Primary Classes, Grades 1, 2, & 3: Guide = Tests Diagnostique de Lecture pour les Classes d'Immersion au Primaire, Premiere, Deuxieme et Troisieme Annees.
A French-English guide to French diagnostic reading tests for French immersion classes, grades one through three, is presented. The "tests diagnostiques de lecture" are designed to indicate strengths and weaknesses in silent reading performance in French for early French immersion pupils in Canada and to integrate this information into the reteaching process. The tests may also facilitate the appropriate use of remedial resources in diagnosing strengths and weaknesses in a class or at a particular grade level. Instruction time in French for these classes has been: grade one, 80 to 100 percent; grade two, 70 to 100 percent; and grade three, 50 to 80 percent. For grade one, the following subtests are presented: word recognition, word meaning, and sentence and short story comprehension. For grade two, subtests are as follows: word blending and grapheme discrimination, word meaning, sentence completion, and story comprehension. And grade three subtests are sentence comprehension and story comprehension. Percentiles are provided for the subtests, and charts for the analysis of errors enable the teacher to locate objectives for corrective teaching for specific children based on their performance on the various subtests. Advice is presented to teachers regarding the interpretation of test results, along with specific directions on how to use analysis of errors charts. Attention is also directed to: test development, test design, pretesting, content and concurrent validity, sample standardization procedures, difficulty of test items, discrimination of test items, and test reliability. (SW)
Descriptors: Diagnostic Teaching, Diagnostic Tests, Elementary Education, Error Analysis (Language), French, Immersion Programs, Language Skills, Primary Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Semantics, Student Evaluation, Test Interpretation, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Word Recognition
OISE Press, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6, Canada ($7.25)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Note: Charts and tests are marginally legible because of small print.