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ERIC Number: ED217711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 29
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Reliability and Validity of the Secondary Level English Proficiency Test.
Stansfield, Charles
The secondary level English proficiency (SLEP) test is a group administered 150 item multiple-test of English language proficiency that includes two subscores and eight different item types. It is designed to assess a foreign student's readiness for English medium instruction at the secondary level. This paper reports on two studies which were conducted during field testing of the instrument. The results indicate high reliability for the total test (.96) and for each subtest (.94 and .93). A validity study involved analysis of test scores and demographic data for U.S. public school students. The data grouped students according to citizenship status, length of time in school, length of time in the United States, length of English study within and outside the United States, and grade. The results indicate consistent growth in the expected direction for subgroups established for each variable. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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