ERIC Number: ED338717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Secondary Level English Proficiency Test: US/Overseas Edition.
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
The Secondary Level English Proficiency (SLEP) test is a measure of ability in understanding spoken and written English. It is designed for use with students entering grades 7 through 12 whose native language is other than English. Previously offered on a limited basis at test centers established by the Educational Testing Service, the SLEP is now available to secondary schools and community colleges worldwide. Results can be useful in making placement decisions about the following: (1) assignment to English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classes; (2) placement in a mainstream English-medium program; (3) exemption from a bilingual program; and (4) exit from an ESL program. The SLEP is a norm-referenced test with 150 multiple-choice questions. This guide describes the test, its purposes and uses, scoring, and details of administration. Sample questions are provided illustrating listening comprehension and reading comprehension (including grammar and vocabulary) portions of the test. Test ordering information is included, with an order form. (SLD)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Limited English Speaking, Listening Comprehension Tests, Multiple Choice Tests, Norm Referenced Tests, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Scoring, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Test Interpretation, Test Manuals, Test Use
Secondary Level English Proficiency Test Program Director, International Testing & Training Programs, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6155, Princeton, NJ 08541-6155.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: English Placement Tests; Secondary Level English Proficiency Test
Note: For the test manual, see TM 017 607.