ERIC Number: ED223873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Testing Instruments and Procedures for Adult English as a Second Language Programs.
Terdy, Dennis; And Others
Intended for adult education English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) teachers and administrators, this guide provides information for identifying appropriate testing instruments and integrating them into an overall testing and assessment program. Chapter 1 focuses on testing procedures and covers organization of the testing program, test selection, locally developed tests, initial placement (screening), achievement testing, diagnostic testing, and considerations for a good testing program. Chapter 2 provides general characteristics and recommendations for test use on the five types of tests that were selected for inclusion in the annotated list of ESL tests provided in chapter 3. Chapter 3 contains the annotations of ESL tests that are new, currently used, or recommended for use in an adult ESL program. Tests are divided into five categories: ESL aural/oral tests, ESL reading and literacy tests, ESL writing tests, ESL written grammar tests, and ESL multipurpose tests. For each test this information is provided: test name, description (purpose, content, procedure, target level of student), administration (method, materials needed, time, scoring), and sample questions. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Adult and Continuing Education Section.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Statewide English as a Second Language/Adult Education Service Center, Arlington Heights.
Note: For related documents, see CE 034 432-434.