ERIC Number: ED091770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
A Test of Spoken English.
Beardsmore, H. Baetens; Renkin, A.
Designed to test the degree of accuracy, fluency, and intelligibility of the subjects in a manner which will produce information similar to that which could be obtained by an interview technique, the test is based on the idea of fictitious dialogue. The test items were selected in order to leave little scope for variations in the answers so as to establish the individual's ability to manipulate spoken language in an active way. The degree of difficulty and discriminatory power of each item was estimated and expressed on a linear scale, and the distribution of total scores was normal with a mean of 14.96 and a standard deviation of 5.89. [This document is one of those reviewed in The Research Instruments Project (TRIP) monograph "Measures for Research and Evaluation in the English Language Arts" to be published by the Committee on Research of the National Council of Teachers of English in cooperation with the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills. A TRIP review which precedes the document lists its category (Standard English as a Second Language or Dialect), title, authors, date, and age range (postsecondary, adult), and describes the instrument's purpose and physical characteristics.] (RB)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A