ERIC Number: ED329559
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Bilingual Test Information System.
RMC Research Corp., Hampton, NH.; Evaluation Assistance Center--East, Arlington, VA.; Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC.
A resource is presented for those who work in bilingual education and who are involved in test selection. Initial information is provided regarding tests that might be used for student identification, placement and diagnosis, progress monitoring, exiting decisions, and program evaluation purposes. No endorsement or recommendation is implied and no test should be selected based on these reviews. An overview of testing and test selection discusses: the importance of testing in program evaluation; functions of norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests; and four categories of test summaries. Test reviews are grouped in four categories: standardized achievement; standardized placement or diagnostic; oral language proficiency; and affective. The individual test summaries, when completed, will provide the following information as appropriate and available: (1) descriptive information about the category; (2) test description; (3) test structure; (4) language skills chart; (5) test administration; (6) norming information; (7) scoring information; (8) out-of-level testing; (9) equivalent tests; and (10) sources for test documentation information. This document contains a complete overview, and information on 12 standardized achievement tests, one standardized placement/diagnostic test, and 6 oral language proficiency tests. (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Affective Measures, Bilingual Education, Criterion Referenced Tests, Diagnostic Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Identification, Information Systems, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Norm Referenced Tests, Oral Language, Program Evaluation, Standardized Tests, Student Placement, Test Reviews
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Book/Product Reviews; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Hampton, NH.; Evaluation Assistance Center--East, Arlington, VA.; Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC.