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ERIC Number: ED036766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Pages: 30
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Developing a Placement Test for Adults in English-Second-Language Programs in California.
Ilyin, Donna
This paper describes the development of the English-Second-Language Placement Test (EPT) 100-200-300, which places adult students into the first three levels of ESL classes, and discusses work done on EPT 400-500-600, an experimental test to place students in the last three levels of classes. A structured test, EPT 100-200-300 tests ability to read items already practiced orally. One-page pretests were standardized on students at Alemany Adult School in San Francisco. Subsequent work was done under a Federal Grant to establish norms and to make a gains study on small city day schools and on night schools in urban and migrant worker areas. Scores of adult non-academic students were compared with those of college students enrolled in English classes for the foreign born at San Francisco State College. The new standardized tests are called EPT 100-200-300 forms A and B; each contains 50 items, takes a half hour, and provides a placement table. EPT 400-500-600 is still experimental but students successfully passing this test should be able to compete in Adult High Schools or College Foreign Born programs. (author/eb)
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Note: Paper presented at the Adult Education Research Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 27-28, 1970