ERIC Number: ED413788
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct-9
Reference Count: N/A
Listening Summary Translation Exam (LSTE) in Taiwanese (Also Known As) Minnan, Southern Fukienese, Southern Min, Xiamen, Amoy. Final Project Report.
Stansfield, Charles W.; Wu, Weiping; Liu, Ching-Ching
The report details development and validation of a test designed to assess the ability to comprehend and summarize, in English, recorded conversations spoken in Taiwanese. The language and topics of the exam are representative of conversations that federal law enforcement or intelligence agencies may need to monitor in this language. The report is presented in nine sections. The first discusses the language itself and gives other relevant information on the project. The second provides a general description of the operational version of the Listening Summary Translation Exam in Taiwanese. The third describes development of the two pilot test forms, and the fourth describes development of associated data collection instruments, including the examinee background questionnaire and self-assessment instruments. The fifth section is a description of the field test sample, based on data gathered on the background questionnaire and self-assessments. Section six includes a description of the field test administration, a psychometric analysis of the field test version of the instrument, and a description of revisions made in the final version following field testing. Reliability and validity are addressed in the subsequent two sections, and the ninth section discusses the equating of the two test forms. Contains 11 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Second Language Testing, Inc., Bethesda, MD.