ERIC Number: ED033636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
[Cross-National Study of Educational Attainment: Stage I of the I.E.A. Investigation in Six Subject Areas. Volume II, Booklet 5] French as a Foreign Language, English as a Foreign Language, Civic Education, Attitude and Description Scales.
Bloom, Benjamin S.; And Others
This fifth booklet included in the second of a two-volume cross-national study of educational attainment is a compilation of cognitive tests prepared for four fundamental student groupings in the areas of French as a foreign language, English as a foreign language, and civic education. Test booklets, pertinent scripts of taped material, test instructions, and scoring keys are provided. A multiple combination of French listening, reading, speaking, and writing tests is presented. The English series include several reading and listening tests while traditional writing and speaking tests are projected. The civic education section contains test and supplementary questions. Attitude scales are forthcoming for: (1) French and English showing interest in the foreign language and attitudes towards learning the language as a school subject, and (2) civic education indicating citizenship attitudes, attitudes toward egalitarianism, and perceptual awareness of the community. Test questions are largely of a multiple-choice, matching, dictation, or completion type nature and allow for quick scoring. Cartoon figures and illustrations are used frequently to illustrate test questions or possible answers. For companion documents see EA 002 594 and EA 002 615. (RL)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Answer Keys, Attitudes, Bilingualism, Cartoons, Civics, Cognitive Tests, Educational Attainment, English (Second Language), French, Illustrations, International Organizations, Language Tests, Listening Comprehension, Multiple Choice Tests, Objective Tests, Programed Instructional Materials, Reading, Second Language Learning, Speech Communication, Textbooks, Writing (Composition)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.; International Project for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, Hamburg (West Germany).