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ERIC Number: ED228854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan-29
Assessment of Language Proficiency of Bilingual Persons (ALPBP) Project. Executive Summary.
A history and overview is provided of the Assessment of Language Proficiency of Bilingual Persons (ALPBP) Project. First, the points of origin are summarized and the components of the project are noted. Subsequent sections are devoted to a summary of the activities of each component. The research component concerned basic research related to language proficiency assessment (LPA) issues and consisted of three proposals for each of two cycles. The second component dealing with teacher training was implemented over a period of 2 years in Tucson (Arizona) and Berkeley (California). This component intended to provide forums wherein teachers and administrators would explore the application of ethnographic/sociolinguistic theories and methodologies that are used in LPA practices. The final component, an LPA symposium, is described as a major effort toward integrating insights gained from the findings of the other components of the project and as a forum where participants could be encouraged to develop communication networks and to make recommendations on the federal and state levels. The conclusions and recommendations of the components are generalized and the contributions of the ALPBP project are outlined. (AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: InterAmerica Research Associates, Rosslyn, VA.