ERIC Number: ED065225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan-28
Bilingual Testing and Assessment, Proceedings of Bay Area Bilingual Education League (BABEL) Workshop and Preliminary Findings, Multilingual Assessment Program (Berkeley, California, January 27-28, 1969).
Bay Area Bilingual Education League, Berkeley, CA.; Multilingual Assessment Program, Stockton, CA.
The results and proceedings of the first annual Bilingual/Bicultural Testing and Assessment Workshop, held in Berkeley, California, on January 27-28, 1972, are presented in this publication. Approximately 150 bilingual psychologists and evaluators, educators working in bilingual/bicultural programs, and community representatives from California and Texas attended. Evaluations were made and the summaries are included of 8 tests used extensively in bilingual programs: the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills, the Cooperative Primary, the Lorge-Thorndike, the Inter-American Series--General Ability, the Culture-Fair Intelligence Test, the Michigan Oral Production Test, and the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test. Also included in this publication are (1) an overview of the problem of assessment and evaluation in bilingual education, (2) a professional critique of the Inter-American series by Dr. Barbara Havassy, (3) a brief description of a Criterion Referenced System developed by Eduardo Apodaca, and (4) an article by Dr. Edward A. DeAvila discussing some of the complexities involved in testing and assessment of bilingual/bicultural children. (NQ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bay Area Bilingual Education League, Berkeley, CA.; Multilingual Assessment Program, Stockton, CA.