ERIC Number: ED181036
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: N/A
Oral Placement Test. Oral Production Test. (English as a Second Language Tests).
Two tests of oral English ability are described and presented: (1) the Oral Placement Test, and (2) the Oral Production Test, which contains three forms for three levels. The tests may be used for placement or diagnosis. Each student is tested individually; the placement test takes five minutes, and each achievement test takes less than ten minutes. Students' responses are scored according to the demonstrated level of language ability: comprehension of spoken language; grammatically correct oral production; ability to ask questions; and conversational competence. The tests were developed to accompany the textbook series, Orientation in American English, and are valid when used in conjunction with this series. (GDC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Testing, English (Second Language), Individual Testing, Language Tests, Listening Comprehension, Oral English, Speech Skills, Student Placement, Test Validity, Tests
Division of Continuing Education, State Education Department, Albany, NY 12234 (free while supplies last)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Basic Continuing Education.