ERIC Number: ED423713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Adult ESL Placement Procedures in California: A Summary of Survey Results. Adult ESL Assessment Project.
Kahn, Andrea B.; Butler, Frances A.; Weigle, Sara Cushing; Sato, Edynn Y.
This report presents results of a fall 1993 survey of 164 adult education agencies in California concerning their placement procedures for English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students. The survey had two purposes. First, the information gathered by a questionnaire (appended) was to provide the California department of education with a profile of current ESL placement practices, including strengths, weaknesses, and perceived needs. In addition, the information was to help inform development of prototype items for adult ESL placement as part of a state project to identify appropriate placement procedures using the state standards for adult ESL proficiency levels. The results reported here summarize information on agency demographics, development and use of current placement procedures, agency-created and commercially-available (list appended) instruments used, administration and scoring, placement decisions and accuracy, strengths and weaknesses of current procedures, and the perceived match of the procedures to state standards. Contains 3 references. The Placement Procedures Questionnaire, a list of responding agencies with ESL programs, and a list of commercially available instruments currently being used for ESL placement are appended. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Graduate School of Education
Identifiers - Location: California