ERIC Number: ED042793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Test of Oral English Production.
Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.
This is an individually administered test designed to evaluate programs that teach English as a second language, specifically the Southwestern Cooperative Educational Laboratory's (SWCEL) Oral Language Program for children in the primary grades. A major goal of the test is to elicit responses in as "spontaneous" a manner as possible in order to arrive at a reasonably realistic assessment of a child's speech. Test materials consist of an administrator's manual and a kit of props which provide stimuli for the desired, tape recorded, children's responses. No special skills are required to administer the test. Classroom teachers, familiar with the directions, stimuli, desired responses, and use of the props can administer the test in about 10-15 minutes. While pronunciation and vocabulary items are included, major emphasis is upon grammatical competence. Scoring is done at the SWCEL from the taped conversation. A total score and two part scores (Vocabulary and Pronunciation--items 3-26, and Use of English Grammatical Structures--items 27-83) may be obtained. The test is not standardized; however, field testing of the instrument has provided general categories of scores which permit classification of groups of students in terms of English fluency and data on reliability and validity. (RF)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Acquisition, Language Fluency, Language Programs, Primary Education, Program Evaluation, Second Language Learning, Test Construction, Tests
Southwestern Cooperative Educational Laboratory, Inc., 117 Richmond Drive, N.E., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.