ERIC Number: ED135206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Testing in English as a Second Language: A Selected, Annotated Bibliography. CAL-ERIC/CLL Series on Languages and Linguistics, No. 40.
Garcia-Zamor, Marie; Birdsong, David
This bibliography on testing in English as a second language (ESL) is divided into four sections. Section 1, Second Language Testing, includes texts and articles that treat the general and overall aspects of second language testing. Many of the theories, techniques, and tests discussed in these works also apply to ESL. The items in the second section, Testing Theory, provide a theoretical background to ESL testing procedures, techniques, and design, or describe research in these areas. Section 3, Test Design, contains items describing the construction of a prototype ESL test or related experimentation. Other items provide suggestions for the design and construction of tests. The final section, Tests and Test Assessments, contains descriptions of specific ESL test instruments and also includes evaluations of some tests. Most items in the bibliography were published after 1969. Each entry includes the date, the publisher or journal title, an annotation, and, where available, the ERIC ED number. (Author/CLK)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, English (Second Language), Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Language Skills, Language Tests, Resource Materials, Second Language Learning, Student Evaluation, Test Construction, Testing
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, 455 Nevils Building, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 20057 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.; Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.