ERIC Number: ED039819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Michigan Oral Language Productive Test. Conceptual Oral Language Test. Michigan Oral Language Series.
Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.; American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, New York, NY.
Two separate tests which measure children's ability to produce standard grammatical and phonological features when they speak, provide pre-instructional and post-instructional data to help determine instructional emphases. The structured response test, requiring 15 minutes to administer, yields a profile of group performance in the production of standard grammatical (word formation and word order) and phonological features in English. The test consists of 43 items which refer to three pictures. The group score indicates which features of the language are most troublesome for a particular group of students. The conceptual oral language test (COLT) is used with pupils in the primary block who are low achievers because of inadequate control of standard English. The COLT is designed to assess the pupil's ability to solve problems and talk about basic concepts in mathematics, science, and social sciences. This test consists of 60 items divided into four formats: differentiation, classification, seriation, and analogy. Test administration requires approximately 35 minutes. Assessment of instructional programs for bilingual and non-standard English speakers is facilitated through the evaluation of the results of this test. (RL)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Child Language, Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Educational Testing, English, English (Second Language), Grammar, Kindergarten, Language Handicaps, Language Instruction, Minority Group Children, Modern Languages, Phonology, Sentence Structure, Standard Spoken Usage, Student Evaluation, Tests
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.; American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, New York, NY.