ERIC Number: ED243943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating a Bilingual Test: Adding the Counsumer's Point of View.
Yap, Kim Onn
The purpose of this study was to review and evaluate the Basic Inventory of Natural Language (BINL) to help determine whether it should continue to be used in Honolulu's Students of Limited English Proficiency (SLEP) Program. The study looked at four critical aspects of the BINL: its content validity, its test-retest reliability, its effectiveness as a measure for exiting project students in terms of the students' post-SLEP performance in the regular classroom, and the satisfaction of the project staff with its use. All the BINL test items related to some of the SLEP instructional objectives, but not all of the SLEP objectives are measured by BINL items. The test-retest correlation in terms of BINL raw scores was .88. On the average, the exited students appeared to be doing more than satisfactorily in the regular classroom in all subject areas. The test use survey indicated that there was a high degree of support and enthusiasm on the part of the SLEP Program staff for the use of the BINL. (BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Basic Inventory of Natural Language; Inventory of Test Use Satisfaction; Test Retest Reliablity
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).