ERIC Number: ED423715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Test Development Plan with Specifications for Placement Instruments Anchored to the Model Standards. Adult English-as-a-Second-Language Assessment Project.
Butler, Frances A.; Weigle, Sara Cushing; Kahn, Andrea B.; Sato, Edynn Y.
The test development plan described here is an outgrowth of a 3-year California state project to address the English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) placement needs of adult education agencies in the state. The test development plan provides specific directions for the development of operational instruments anchored to the state's standards, and includes a recommended placement process for the standards and general guidelines for whole test and reading, writing, and listening item development. An introductory section describes the placement process and guidelines, and outlines detailed reading, writing, and listening specifications. Appended materials include a list of working group members, criteria for estimating the range and discrimination point of prototype reading and listening items, examples of reading/writing text adaptation, sample responses for generate writing tasks, and rater training procedures for scoring generate writing tasks. Contains 7 references. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California