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The Cloze Test as a Measure of Second Language Proficiency for Young Children [microform] / Merrill Swain and Others
Bib ID 5308482
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Swain, Merrill
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1976 
12 p. 
Summary

This paper presents empirical data concerning the use of a cloze test as a measure of second language proficiency. Grade four students in their fifth year of a French immersion program were tested using both English and French cloze tests. Correlations between the cloze test and other language achievement measures were calculated for both languages and were found to be high. It is suggested that in summative evaluations, the cloze technique provides a useful measure of overall second language proficiency with this age group, and that an error analysis of individual items yields valuable information for formative evaluations. (Author)

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Availability: Bilingual Education Project, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Canada M5S 1V6 (as long as supply lasts).

ERIC Note: For related documents, see FL 007 743, 988 and 990-992.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Achievement Tests.  |  Bilingual Education.  |  Cloze Procedure.  |  Formative Evaluation.  |  French.  |  Immersion Programs.  |  Intermediate Grades.  |  Language Instruction.  |  Language Proficiency.  |  Language Programs.  |  Language Tests.  |  Measurement Techniques.  |  Second Language Learning.  |  Student Evaluation.  |  Summative Evaluation.  |  Test Selection.  |  Test Validity.  |  Ontario (Toronto)
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto. Bilingual Education Project
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