ERIC Number: EJ1031125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
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Converting Data to Knowledge: One District's Experience Using Large-Scale Proficiency Assessment
Davin, Kristin J.; Rempert, Tania A.; Hammerand, Amy A.
Foreign Language Annals, v47 n2 p241-260 Sum 2014
The present study reports data from a large-scale foreign language proficiency assessment to explore trends across a large urban school district. These data were used in conjunction with data from teacher and student questionnaires to make recommendations for foreign language programs across the district. This evaluation process resulted in recommendations related to a need for consistency in curriculum and assessment, program articulation, and responsive placement strategies, as well as the need for greater emphasis in interpretive and interpersonal communication.
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, School Districts, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Urban Schools, Interpersonal Competence, Curriculum, Second Language Programs, Articulation (Education), Data Analysis, Trend Analysis
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