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ERIC Number: EJ815347
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 38
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1062-7197
Design and Psychometric Considerations for Assessments of Speaking Proficiency: The English Language Development Assessment (ELDA) as Illustration
Ferrara, Steve
Educational Assessment, v13 n2-3 p132-169 Apr 2008
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires all states to assess the English proficiency of English language learners each school year. Under Title I and Title III of No Child Left Behind, states are required to measure the annual growth of students' English language development in reading, listening, writing, and speaking and in comprehension toward attainment of full English proficiency. The English Language Development Assessment (ELDA) is described here. Its design features and technical characteristics are considered. ELDA is discussed in the context of approaches to assessing English speaking proficiency of students in Grades 3 to 12 in other state assessments and the Oral Proficiency Interview of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. (Contains 12 tables, 1 figure and 9 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview