ERIC Number: ED118303
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: N/A
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Zip Test: Examiner's Manual.
Scott, Norval C., Jr.
Purpose of the Zip Test is to locate the instructional level at which a child can effectively use a mathematics book and a reader and to indicate his ability to conceptualize verbally in English. Designed to determine quickly and with reasonable accuracy the grade placement of a migrant child in reading and math and to assess his English language facility, the test facilitates the migrant child's rapid placement into a productive learning situation upon his arrival at school and eliminates vital periods of "sterile exposure" to learning situations in which he cannot respond. The test is divided into 3 sections: Language Facility, Reading, and Math. This examiner's manual presents the directions for administering each section of the Zip Test. Most of the directions are in English and Spanish. Zip Tips are given to indicate timesaving shortcuts and helpful hints. The manual also includes directions for: (1) administering math worksheets, (2) scoring the test, and (3) transferring scores from a tab sheet to a locator form. The assessment of the reliability and validity of the Math and Reading sections is discussed. (NQ)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Compensatory Education.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Compensatory Education.; Butte County Superintendent of Schools, Oroville, CA.