ERIC Number: ED137395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Comprehensive Assessment of Spanish Language Proficiency Using Multiple Matrix Sampling Techniques.
Molina, Huberto; Shoemaker, David M.
In discussion of assessment and its applicability to the needs of the Spanish-speaking student population, four types of assessments are presented in the context of the educationally significant testing needed in this area. The focus of this paper is on the use of comprehensive assessment to measure the repertoire of language resources that the Spanish-speaking population bring to the school experience. Multiple matrix sampling techniques are described as they apply to the following assessment requirement: To what degree do speakers of Spanish in the United States possess proficiency in Spanish, taking into account levels of formality, slow/fast speech, colloquial, and dialectal usage of language? (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (61st, New York, New York, April 4-8, 1977); For a related document, see ED 093 911