ERIC Number: ED046281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct-30
Reference Count: 0
Language Education: A Unitary Experience.
Johnston, Robert A.
This address evaluates standardized language test results of students at the College of William and Mary in terms of their class grades and continuity of enrollment in language programs. Implications of the Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) and the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) test scores reflecting actual linguistic proficiency and secondary school training are examined extensively. Reasons for studying foreign languages are discussed with emphasis on recent trends in enrollment, particularly the dropout rate at the college level, throughout the country. Tables of comparative test scores and correlative final grade averages are included. (RL)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Aptitude Tests, College Freshmen, College Students, Educational Trends, Evaluation Criteria, Grades (Scholastic), Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Modern Languages, National Competency Tests, Objective Tests, Performance Criteria, Second Language Learning, Secondary Schools, Standardized Tests, Student Motivation
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Modern Foreign Language Association.
Note: Speech presented at the Modern Foreign Language Association of Virginia Conference, Richmond, Va., October 30, 1970