ERIC Number: ED093910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Assessment in an Instructional Program Designed for Spanish-Speaking Children Acquiring English Language Skills.
Assessment within the SWRL English Language and Concepts Program for Spanish Speaking Children (LCS) consists of a placement aid, unit assessments, unit reviews, and an End of Program Assessment. All assessments are administered on a one-to-one basis. At the beginning of the school year, the LCS Placement Aid is administered for purposes of measuring each pupil's proficiency in using English vocabulary, pronunciation, and other language skills requisite to effective communication. The results of this test indicate the level at which a pupil should begin the program, or if he should move directly into the basal reading program. Unit Assessment Cards are provided at the end of each lesson unit to check each pupil's ability to comprehend and produce the language structures developed in the unit. Following the unit assessment, a unit review is conducted. This provides a basis for assigning further practice on unit objectives which pupils have not attained. The End of Program Test assesses the student's capability to retain the skills taught in the program. An important objective in the development of LCS has been to develop instructional assessment strategies and operational procedures that will help integrate the program into extant bicultural, bilingual programs. (BB)
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