ERIC Number: EJ1046560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
Understanding the Heritage Language Student: Proficiency and Placement
Thompson, Gregory L.
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, v14 n1 p82-96 Jan 2015
Given the ever-growing number of Spanish heritage learners in both universities and colleges, the need has continued to grow for the development of placement exams that accurately measure language ability, are simple to evaluate, and are easy to administer to large numbers of students. This article analyzes the implementation of a placement exam at a large public university, examines the results, and suggests ways to further develop heritage placement exams for Spanish heritage students.
Descriptors: Spanish Speaking, English Language Learners, Student Placement, Public Colleges, Native Language, Native Language Instruction, College Students, Measures (Individuals), Statistical Analysis, Student Surveys, Qualitative Research
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