ERIC Number: ED337497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System: IRCA Pre-Enrollment Appraisal Manual.
San Diego Community Coll. District Foundation, CA.; Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System, San Diego, CA.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
This manual provides information concerning the administration of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) Pre-Enrollment Appraisal. The IRCA testing program uses the following tests, which are designed to provide an initial assessment of a student's level of English ability in the context of the history and government of the United States: (1) the 12-item IRCA Listening Test; (2) the 25-item IRCA Reading Test; (3) the 2-item IRCA Writing Test; and (4) the 3-item IRCA Interview. The tests are intended to identify eligible legalized aliens who may be in need of instruction in beginning and low intermediate level English as a second language. The IRCA Reading and Listening Tests were developed by the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) from the CASAS Item Bank. Test forms developed from these items accurately measure English in a functional context. This appraisal is one component of a comprehensive system that links IRCA English and civics competencies to assessment and instructional materials. This kit includes the following items: the IRCA Pre-Enrollment Appraisal Manual; the Form 1 IRCA Pre-Enrollment Appraisal Answer Sheet; the Form 1 IRCA Pre-Enrollment Appraisal Basic English Competency Test Book;et two tapes (not included here) for use while administering/taking Forms 1 and 2 of the listening and writing tests; directions for test administration and scoring; and visual aids (a wall chart and an overhead projection transparency of the Form 1 IRCA Pre-Enrollment Appraisal Basic English Competency Test). The Form 2 IRCA Pre-Enrollment Appraisal Test Booklet and Form 2 IRCA Pre-Enrollment Appraisal Answer Sheet were not included in the original document ("will be sent when available"). (SLD)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Citizenship Education, Educational Assessment, English (Second Language), Guides, Immigrants, Instructional Materials, Interviews, Limited English Speaking, Listening Comprehension Tests, Reading Tests, Student Evaluation, Tape Recordings, Two Year Colleges, Writing Tests
California State Department of Education, 721 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego Community Coll. District Foundation, CA.; Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System, San Diego, CA.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Immigration Reform and Control Act 1986