ERIC Number: ED353820
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec-29
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of the Polish Proficiency Test. Final Report.
Stansfield, Charles W.; And Others
The development of the Polish Proficiency Test, a standardized, nationally-normed test of listening and reading comprehension for English-speaking learners of Polish, is reported. An introductory chapter provides background information about the test's development, including discussion of the relationship between the test and Polish language teaching, test structure and content, and test administration. The second section describes the start-up of the test development project and initial committee meetings. Section 3 chronicles development of the field test form, including initial test item selection and review and preparation of field test materials, and section 4 explains the field testing itself. Creation of test interpretation tables and a score scale is the topic of the fifth section, psychometric properties of the test, including test reliability, measurement precision, validity, and subscore intercorrelations are detailed in section 6. A section on test operationalization concludes the report. Appended materials include the test booklet (introduction only), answer sheet, supervisor's manual, examinee handbook, test interpretation manual, operational testing program forms, minutes of the first local development meeting, item submission forms, examinee background questionnaire, standard error of estimation table, comprehension tasks for test items, list of grammatical areas covered, sources for test passages, and test announcement. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.