ERIC Number: ED176589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluating a Second Language Program. Language in Education: Theory and Practice, No. 19.
Jarvis, Gilbert A.; Adams, Shirley J.
This introduction to second language program evaluation begins with a rationale outlining the major issues involved in program evaluation. Procedures for evaluation are described, and examples are offered of goal statements, sub-goal statements, curriculum objectives, and learning objectives. Guidelines for judging a statement of aims are listed. Procedures are set forth for selecting measurement instruments (including discussion of several specific instruments), and for collecting and analyzing data. Evaluation of classroom behavior and of instructional materials is outlined under the headings of student population, program scope, administrative considerations, methodology/classroom activities, teacher/student behavior, testing, materials, and facilities. Suggestions are offered for writing evaluation reports. Appendix A describes principal evaluation models, and Appendix B discusses two specific observation instruments. (JB)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Language Tests, Measurement Instruments, Program Evaluation, Second Language Learning, Student Behavior, Student Evaluation, Teacher Behavior
Center for Applied Linguistics, 1611 N. Kent Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209 ($2.95)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.