ERIC Number: ED298704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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Understanding School Language Proficiency through the Assessment of Story Construction.
Jax, Vicki A.
The paper, originally given at a 1986 Ethnic and Multicultural Symposium, reviews the language demands of schools and difficulties with conventional language proficiency measures in predicting the academic achievement of language minority children. It is suggested that language assessment include the assessment of syntactic competencies as well as discourse abilities. Research on discourse structure is reviewed indicating seven types of narrative story structures. Story construction is seen as having potential in determining the relationship between language proficiency and academic performance. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Note: In: Schools and the Culturally Diverse Exceptional Student: Promising Practices and Future Directions; see EC 210 633. Paper presented at the Ethnic and Multicultural Symposia (Dallas, TX, 1986).