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ERIC Number: ED101581
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Portuguese-English Bilingual Test Development (Providence, Rhode Island, FY 1973). Final Report.
Purnell, Richard F.
This report discusses the work accomplished during fiscal year 1973 by the Providence Portuguese-English Bilingual Test Development Project, the purpose of which was to develop a series of ability tests useful to Portuguese-English programs. English as a second language (ESL) and Portuguese as a second language (PSL) achievement test videotapes were revised and produced in final form. Procedures for providing empirical information about the reliability and validity of the achievement tests were established and implemented. Four activities for fiscal year 1974 were recommended: (1) improved versions of the aptitude tests and a user's are to be prepared; (2) teachers are to be trained in the use of the tests; (3) a training tape is to be produced for the administering of the aptitude tests and for the collecting of the second-stage data; and (4) reporting of the analyses of the data should be incorporated into the manuals. An appendix contains sample items from the ESL and PSL aptitude and achievement tests. (AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Providence School Dept., RI.
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island Univ., Kingston. Curriculum Research and Development Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII