ERIC Number: ED042370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Effectiveness of Language Laboratories. A Preliminary Evaluation in Twenty-One School Systems of the Metropolitan School Study Council.
Keating, Raymond F.
This report describes research into the effectiveness of the language laboratory in improving students' reading, listening and speaking skills in secondary school language programs. The experiment, involving some 5,000 students in 21 school districts of the Metropolitan School Study Council, was restricted to students of French. Student achievement of the laboratory and the non-laboratory groups was based on various examinations: (1) a speech production test, devised for the experiment and administered to a 10 percent sample; (2) The Cooperative French Test (Series Q) measuring reading comprehension skills; and (3) the Cooperative French Listening Comprehension Test (Form B). Experimental design relies heavily on classification of students by intelligence quotient scores. Generalizations drawn from the results reflect the difficulty of objective experimentation and the limitation of this study, referred to in a special section. Statistical data are included in an appendix. (RL)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Equipment Evaluation, French, Language Instruction, Language Laboratories, Language Learning Levels, Language Proficiency, Language Research, Listening Comprehension, Modern Languages, Reading Comprehension, Research Methodology, Secondary School Students, Secondary Schools, Speech Communication, Statistical Data, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Inst. of Administrative Research.