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ERIC Number: ED377699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Designing an Ability Scale for English Across the Range of Secondary School Forms.
Coniam, David
Hong Kong Papers in Linguistics and Language Teaching, n17 p55-61 Sep 1994
The development of a language ability scale for English as a Second Language in Hong Kong secondary schools is described. The project used a local computer network designed as a database of teacher-designed English language tests. From test items in the database, a series of seven tests was prepared, one for each grade level. Tests for the lowest three grades and upper four grades were prepared and pilot tested separately. Tests were piloted in mid-range-ability schools, in two classes at each grade level, providing a sample size of about 500 for each test. Based on the results, a common scale was developed and validated for the seven tests. Development of the item bank continues. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong