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ERIC Number: ED140285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 101
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Oral English Language Assessment of First Grade Children in Bilingual Bicultural Education: Emphasis on Phonology and Syntax.
Bass, Bernice Marie
The purpose of this study was to develop a reliable instrument that could be used by teachers and staff in Colorado to assist in the assessment of oral English language, particularly the syntax and the phonology of first-grade children in bilingual bicultural education (BBE). The study also related the scores of the instrument to seven variables: intelligence, age, language spoken in the home, ethnicity, number of siblings, kindergarten attendance, and sex. Subjects were 78 first graders in BBE programs in Colorado during the 1974-1975 school year. Children were tested using the Bass Sentence Repetition Task (BSRT) and the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT). Correlation analysis showed that intelligence, language spoken in the home, and ethnicity were correlated to the BSRT pronunciation score at the .01 level, and the variables of intelligence and home language were significant at the .05 level to the BSRT structure score, with the sex variable at the .01 level. Multiple regression analysis showed intelligence, measured by the PPVT, to be a contributing factor to the measure of English pronunciation and oral structure, as measured by the BSRT. The number of siblings is considered a contributing factor in the prediction of oral English structure. (Author/JM)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Florida