ERIC Number: ED296612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Second Language Proficiency Assessment: Current Issues. Language in Education: Theory and Practice, No. 70.
Lowe, Pardee, Jr., Ed.; Stansfield, Charles W., Ed.
A collection of essays on current issues in the field of second language proficiency assessment includes: "The Unassimilated History" (Pardee Lowe, Jr.), which chronicles the development of proficiency testing; "A Research Agenda" (John L. D. Clark and John Lett), a discussion of research considerations and needs in proficiency testing; "Issues Concerning the Less Commonly Taught Languages" (Irene Thompson, Richard T. Thompson, and David Hiple), which examines the relevance and appropriateness of proficiency testing theory and practice for less commonly taught languages; "Issues in Reading Proficiency Assessment", including "A Framework for Discussion" (Jim Child) and "Interpretations and Misinterpretations" (June K. Phillips), discussions of proficiency testing in the government and academic contexts; and "Issues in Writing Proficiency Assessment," including "The Government Scale" (Martha Herzog) and "The Academic Context" (Anne Katz), which look at an unexplored area in proficiency testing. (MSE)
Descriptors: Educational History, Evaluation Criteria, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Reading Skills, Research Needs, Second Languages, Test Theory, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Writing Skills
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Book Distribution Center, Route 59 at Brook Hill Dr., West Nyack, NY 10994.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.