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ERIC Number: ED079797
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Pages: 22
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The Development of an Oral/Aural Speech Placement Test for Disadvantaged College Students in an Experimental Branch of the SEEK Program.
Lynn, Elizabeth Meagher
The SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge) Program, offered by the City University of New York at each of its college campuses, is a program of compensatory education devised to bridge the gap between college standards for matriculation and the existing academic level of its educationally unprepared student population. Placement at the correct level of language arts competence has proven critical to SEEK students' academic success in all courses. The use of reading scores as the determinant for placing SEEK students in speech courses, however, has proven inaccurate and invalid. The speech faculty at an independent branch of SEEK (the University Center) created an aural/oral test (with writing/reading elements) which produces a miniature pattern of each student's communicative ability. The test resulted in accurately placing students in speech courses commensurate with their abilities. (Author/LG)
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