ERIC Number: ED409727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Evaluating Elementary School LEP Language Skills: A Comprehensive Model.
Nelson, John; And Others
This paper describes a battery of evaluation instruments designed to test the language skills of limited-English-proficient (LEP) elementary school students (K-6). The battery assesses students in four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing), uses educational tasks similar to those required in mainstream instruction, and reflects the cognitive abilities of elementary school age children. The questions of all tests are based on a single story, told through pictures, of a girl's first day at a new school. Tests include assessments for grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-6, and were field-tested, validated, and calibrated through a school system. A chart details the test titles and types and their appropriate grade levels, skills targeted, sub-score points, and total points. These sample tests and related documents are included: K-6 scoring sheet for listening and oral production; K-1 reading test form; K-1 writing test form; teacher instructions for the K-1 reading and writing tests; grades 2-3 reading test; grades 4-6 reading test; dictation answer sheet for the grades 2-3 and 4-6 writing tests; writing prompts for grades 4-6; and scales for evaluating grades 2-3 writing samples. Data on test validation and test ordering information are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (31st, Orlando, FL, March 11-15, 1997).