ERIC Number: ED159241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Focus 2 Bilingual Education.
Bishop, Arthur, Ed.
With the passing of Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 1968, a number of school districts turned to the Educational Testing Service (ETS) for help in the area of bilingual education. ETS bilingual specialists began to offer advice and assistance in planning new programs, inservice training, evaluating curricula, and measuring different aspects of bilingual programs. Explained in this document are some of the problems ETS had to consider in providing this assistance: the type of bilingual program best suited to a particular school; the need to establish a program that would receive the necessary local support; and the shortage of qualified teachers. Specific strategies and programs developed, implemented and/or conducted by ETS are detailed. These include language tests, surveys of inservice training programs, minimum proficiency tests for teachers, screening and achievement tests for children, instructional program evaluation, and the development of process and outcome objectives for students in different grades. Some of the established bilingual programs referred to are "Mano a Mano," the Targeted Achievement Reading Program (TARP), Better Understanding of Educational Needs of Others (BUENO), and CIRCUS (EL CIRCO). (EB)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, Community Support, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Assessment, Educational Planning, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Inservice Teacher Education, Minority Group Children, Minority Group Teachers, Non English Speaking, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Test Construction
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08541 (free)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII