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ERIC Number: ED154399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Testing and Evaluation in English and the Language Arts: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," March through December 1977 (Vol. 37 No. 9 through Vol. 38 No. 6).
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 15 titles include studies dealing with the following areas: the evaluation of student writing; the assessment of the communicative competence of kindergarten children; formulas for predicting high school reading achievement; an English usage examination at a Texas university; a survey of secondary school English teachers' knowledge and attitudes regarding testing and accountability; considerations in designing a composition placement instrument; assessment of the functional communication competence of 17 year old students; the influence of readers on the holistic grading of essays; the construct validity of the Grammatical Closure subtest as a measure of language ability; a test of the critical listening ability of college students; the training of preservice teachers in the use of standardized language arts achievement tests; the effects of the cultural context of language on the performance of black inner-city students; the reliability of ratings on the Language Skills Examination; faculty evaluation procedures for secondary level English teachers; and methods for determining the internal consistency of English compositions. (GW)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Black Students, Communication Skills, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Faculty Evaluation, Higher Education, Language Arts, Language Skills, Measurement Instruments, Predictive Measurement, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Test Construction, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Writing (Composition)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.