ERIC Number: ED389182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Special Issues Analysis Center (SIAC). Annual Report: Year Three. Volume VI: Task Order D170 Report--Recommendations on Student Outcome Variables for Limited English Proficient (LEP Students). Task Order D190 Report--The Uses of Communications Technology for Language Proficiency Assessment and Academic Assessment.
Hopstock, Paul J.; Zehler, Annette M.
Two reports concerning the evaluation of language minority and limited-English-proficient students are presented. The Task D170 report provides conclusions of a written focus group on the issues involved in defining appropriate outcome variables, outcome variables to be used, and the relative importance of LEP student outcome variables for school accountability and for assessing program effectiveness. Group results are summarized, and the responses of each focus group member on each of five questions are presented. The Task D190 report presents the results of a written focus group on five questions about panelists' experiences with communications technology for this purpose, potential uses, potential for improving the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of assessment, specific technologies holding the most promise, possible difficulties in developing and implementing communications technology for assessment. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Development Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: The SIAC annual report for year 3 consists of seven volumes, see FL 023 358-364.