ERIC Number: ED339245
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Reading and Writing Assessment Kit. An ESL Assessment Kit for the Classroom. Stage One: Initial Learner Interview.
Hood, Sue; Solomon, Nicky
This English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) assessment kit was designed for use by teachers and program managers who are involved in the initial interview, assessment, and referral of students and who are responsible for placement of learners in programs and classes. Its aims are to help the interviewer to: (1) identify the relative priority of reading and writing in the learner's language learning program; (2) allocate to all learners a learner type description (LTD), which represents levels of oral proficiency and is an indication of reading and writing needs; and (3) place learners in more appropriate groupings or indicate to teachers the kinds of reading and writing needs and priorities that they are likely to encounter in their classes. The outcome is an LTD that will be recorded as part of the profile of learners attained at the initial interview. Section A of the kit, "Assessment Procedures," contains the following: a list of LTDs and a checklist to help ensure that the relevant information is collected; suggested questions to help elicit information; and reading and writing tasks that may be needed at times in order to make decisions on LTDs. Section B, "Support Materials," contains an explanation of why certain criteria are important, a list of information that is already collected on the AMES Client Assessment Form, and further questions to ask students. Sample student forms are provided in 15 languages, and a glossary is included. (LB)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian National Curriculum Resource Centre, Adelaide.