National Library of Australia

You must be logged in to Tag Records
Toward Validation of Tests for Teachers in Spanish [microform] : English Bilingual Education Programs. Research and Development Memorandum No. 151 / Barbara J. Merino and Robert L. Politzer
Bib ID 5340103
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Merino, Barbara J
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1977 
43 p. 
Summary

This memorandum reports the validation of the SCRDT Tests for Teachers in Spanish/English Bilingual Education Programs. The tests, which are designed for elementary and secondary teachers and aides, measure knowledge of methods used in teaching English as a second language (ESL), teaching Spanish as a second language (SSL), and teaching reading in Spanish; and they measure proficiency in standard Spanish and acquaintance with the non-standard varieties of Spanish found in the southwestern United States. The results of a scale designed to measure teachers' attitudes toward varieties of Spanish used in the Southwest are also reported. The tests, the attitude scale, and a questionnaire covering the language use patterns, personal history, professional preparation, and expertise of the participants were administered to 83 teachers and 64 teachers' aides working in bilingual education programs in 31 schools at 3 sites in the Southwest. At all three sites teacher and aide scores on proficiency in standard Spanish had a significant positive relation to pupil gains; scores on the ESL, SSL, and Spanish Reading Methods tests did not. (Author/MV)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: NIE-C-74-0049.

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 Academic Achievement.  |  Achievement Gains.  |  Achievement Tests.  |  Attitude Measures.  |  Bilingual Education.  |  Bilingual Students.  |  Educational Background.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  English (Second Language)  |  Language Fluency.  |  Language Tests.  |  Mexican Americans.  |  Spanish.  |  Teacher Aides.  |  Teacher Attitudes.  |  Teacher Characteristics.  |  Teachers.  |  Teaching Methods.  |  Test Validity.  |  United States (Southwest)
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Politzer, Robert L., author  |  Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Center for Research and Development in Teaching
Available From ERIC 

Online

    In the Library

    Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

    Details Collect From
    mc 2253 ED143708 Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History
    This item may be online. Please search the ERIC website prior to requesting this microfiche item.

    Order a copy

    - Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

    Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
    close Can I borrow items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close What can I get online?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
    Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.