ERIC Number: ED330053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing Language Proficiency: More Than One Way To Skin a Cat. Insights on Educational Policy and Practice, Number 12.
Rood, Magdalena M.
Insights on Educational Policy and Practice, n12 Aug 1989
Alternatives to standard language proficiency testing of bilingual or language minority students are discussed in this educational policy bulletin. The New Mexico strategy is described, which uses multiple assessment techniques to identify students' home language, assess oral English proficiency through standardized testing and teacher observation, and measure students' content skill areas included on state competency tests. Recommendations and implications for policy and practice at the state, local, and department of education levels are presented. (LMI)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.