ERIC Number: ED385165
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
K-8 Foreign Language Assessment: A Bibliography.
Thompson, Lynn, Comp.
This annotated bibliography describes foreign language assessment instruments that are currently in use in elementary and middle schools across the country. The instruments featured are drawn from a wide variety of program models: FLES (foreign language in the elementary school); middle school sequential foreign language instruction; and immersion (total, two-way, and partial). With the growing emphasis across the country on assessment and standards, a need was seen for a comprehensive snapshot of foreign language assessment at the national, state, district, and local levels. This bibliography is one of the first products to result from the performance assessment initiative of the National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center, a joint Federal, State, and private effort. The goal of the project was to identify how teachers assess K-8 foreign language students and to compile descriptions of instruments and techniques in use. Information on non-commercial material was gathered by telephone survey. Canadian sources are also included as it was found that such resources are in use in the United States. The bibliography is composed of assessment materials, selected resources, and selected commercially available language tests. Information listed includes current user, grade level, skills tested, cost, length, format, scoring method, and contact. (NAV)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Language Tests, Middle Schools, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Languages, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.; Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.
Note: Developed by the National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center.