ERIC Number: ED250913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Performance of Grade 10 Core French Students. Results of Testing the Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking Skills of Students in the Schools of the Ottawa and Carleton Boards of Education. Part II. Tenth Annual Report, December 1983.
Morrison, F.; Wightman, M.
Grade 10 core French students in the Ottawa and Carleton schools were tested for French language skills to assess the skill level acquired by students at this stage of the French second language program and to investigate the suitability of existing tests. The study involves students at three levels: in general, advanced, and enriched courses, in the 11th year of a program beginning in kindergarten and providing the maximum French language exposure specified in Ontario guidelines. Four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) were tested at each course level, and information about student French language background was also collected. Results showed a distinct difference in the performance levels of students at the three course levels, with higher scores often related to longer program participation. Very few sex differences were found except in enriched courses, where a disproportionately small number of boys achieved higher mean scores on some measures. Results also indicated that outside exposure to French, which varied greatly by course level, was related to performance. Further comparisons were made with other secondary grades of the three course levels. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: Ottawa Board of Education (Ontario). Research Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Ottawa)