ERIC Number: ED214954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Studies in Bilingual Evaluation, Work Unit I: Bilingual Prediction Project. Final Report.
de Porcel, Antonio; And Others
The final report of the Bilingual Prediction Project presents a review of the project from its inception in 1975 through completion in 1979. The main goal was to predict a student's academic ability in English. A prediction index was constructed in two stages. The first stage was a description of the target population and their school setting, as well as isolation of the variables most strongly associated with success in the monolingual program. Techniques and instruments to identify and measure variables associated with success were developed and tested. The second chapter of the report includes a description of the conception and development of the prediction model. Several attempts were made to develop a model using expectancy tables and regression analysis. The small sample size of the target population was a severe limitation for the use of these procedures. The third chapter is theoretical and deals with problems of validating indices constructed through the prediction model. The validation models which can be used include a correlation analysis, an analysis of variance, and a trait-treatment analysis. These are described in detail. The final chapter is the same as the limitations section in the User's Manual. (DWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.