ERIC Number: ED425645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Assessment in ESL & Bilingual Education: A Hot Topics Paper.
Hargett, Gary R.
The purposes and methods of testing in bilingual and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) education are discussed. Different instruments, including specific published tests, are listed and described briefly. They include language proficiency assessments, achievement tests, and assessments in special education. Introductory sections address topics surrounding the testing itself, including the need to understand the purposes of the testing and of a specific test, the information needed about a student, specific uses of that information, when it is appropriate to test the student, and defining second language proficiency. (Contains 20 references.) (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Bilingual Education, Classroom Observation Techniques, Cloze Procedure, Educational Trends, English (Second Language), Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Intelligence Tests, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Limited English Speaking, Oral Language, Reading Tests, Second Language Programs, Special Education, Speech Skills, Student Evaluation, Test Construction, Test Format, Test Items, Testing, Trend Analysis, Vocabulary Development, Writing Exercises, Writing Tests
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Comprehensive Center, Region X.