ERIC Number: ED260583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Oral Language Proficiency Assessment for Bilingual and English as a Second Language Certification in New Jersey.
Rorro, Celeste M.
The development of oral language proficiency as a requirement for bilingual and English-as-a-second-language (ESL) teacher certification in New Jersey is chronicled. Efforts made toward the preparation of bilingual and ESL teachers to accommodate the increasing numbers of limited English proficient students in the state are outlined, beginning with the passage of the New Jersey Bilingual Law in 1975 and the adoption of teacher certification requirements. The following matters are described and explained: the Language Proficiency Interview (LPI) developed by the Educational Testing Service, the statewide language proficiency assessment program, the history of LPI adminstration by the State Department of Education, the transfer of LPI administration from the Educational Testing Service to the Department of Education and subsequently to colleges with approved programs in bilingual and ESL education, and the results of administration of the LPI from 1976 to mid-1981. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, English (Second Language), Interviews, Language Proficiency, Language Teachers, Language Tests, Oral Language, Program Development, State Legislation, State Standards, Teacher Certification
New Jersy State Department of Education, 225 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08625.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Bureau of Teacher Certification and Academic Credentials.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey