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ERIC Number: ED153467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Aural Grammar Test: Description and Implications. Working Papers on Bilingualism, No. 15.
Bialystok, Ellen; Froehlich, Maria
The Aural Grammar Test was designed to assess aural grammatical competence for language presented in a formal situation. The subjects used in this initial development of the test were 147 Toronto high school students learning French as a second language. The test is described and the results are interpreted in terms of both the explicit and intuitive knowledge students have of the grammatical forms tested. Responses indicated both the relative degree of mastery the students had of the target forms and the certainty, or explicitness, with which they were responding. Further, the results of the test are compared to the performance by the same students on a set of standardized International Educational Achievement Tests and to a set of predictor scores relating to individual learner characteristics. The implications of the results and some potential uses for the test are discussed. (Author/CFM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, French, Grammar, High School Students, Language Proficiency, Language Research, Language Skills, Language Tests, Learning, Learning Motivation, Linguistic Competence, Listening Comprehension, Listening Comprehension Tests, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Test Results
Bilingual Education Project, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V6 (as long as supply lasts)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Secretary of State, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto. Bilingual Education Project.