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Item performance across native language groups on the Test of English as a Foreign Language

Donald L. Alderman

Item performance across native language groups on the Test of English as a Foreign Language

by Donald L. Alderman

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Published by Educational Testing Service in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Examinations,
  • Native language,
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDonald L. Alderman and Paul W. Holland.
    SeriesTOEFL research reports -- rept. 9, Research report (Educational Testing Service) -- RR-81-16
    ContributionsHolland, Paul W., Educational Testing Service.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 106 p. :
    Number of Pages106
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20220343M

    English as a second language (ESL) programs, on the other hand, can be organized either for one-language groups or for mixed language groups. In this context, grouping students from the same language group together is sometimes considered disadvantageous because it may discourage use of the target language. border, Spanish is the dominant language, not English. In other towns in this region, English dominates. In each geographical area, the relationship between the two languages reflects the history, politics, and unique identity of its population. Study of diverse language communities across the United States con-.

    Test of ability in a defined area of language; the area may be narrowly-defined (e.g., English for airline pilots) or more broad (e.g., social and academic language). Proficiency tests are not tied to a specific curriculum or course and are often contrasted with achievement tests. At the beginning of the 21st century, French was an official language of more than 25 countries. In France and Corsica about 60 million individuals use it as their first language, in Canada more than million, in Belgium more than million, in Switzerland (cantons of Neuchâtel, Vaud, Genève, Valais, Fribourg) more than million, in Monaco s, in Italy some ,, and in.

    A new study is exploring how a person’s native language can influence the way the brain processes auditory words in a second language. Because cues that signal the beginning and ending of words can differ from language to language, a person’s native language can provide misleading information when learning to segment a second language into words.   About this journal. Second Language Research is an international peer-reviewed, quarterly journal, publishing original theory-driven research concerned with second language acquisition and second language performance. This includes both experimental studies and contributions aimed at exploring conceptual issues. In addition to providing a forum for investigators in the field of non-native.


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Item performance across native language groups on the Test of English as a Foreign Language by Donald L. Alderman Download PDF EPUB FB2

These findings suggest that examinees' performance on given items in a test of proficiency in a second language will vary according to linguistic contrasts with their native language and that statistical procedures will be necessary for identifying items with exaggerated or unexplained differences across language by: ITEM PERFORMANCE ACROSS NATIVE LANGUAGE GROUPS ON THE TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE Donald L.

Alderman Paul W. Holland EducationalTesting Service. The Test of English as a Foreign Language(TOEFL) was developedin by a National Council on the Testing of English as aForeign Language, whichCited by: The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) was examined for instances in which the item performance of examinees with comparable scores differed according to their native languages.

A chi-square procedure, sensitive to deviations of less than ten percent from the expected frequencies of correct item responses across several language groups, revealed significant differences on seven Cited by: The Test of English as a Foreign Language™ (TOEFL®) was examined for instances in which the item performance of examinees with comparable scores differed according to their native languages.

A chi-square procedure, sensitive to deviations of less than 10% from the expected frequencies of correct item responses across several language groups. Item Performance Across Native Language Groups on the Test of English as a Foreign Language Author: Donald L. Alderman and Paul W.

Holland Subject: TOEFL Research Rep. RR; ETS RR Created Date: 1/13/ AM. The _____ approach uses native language as a bridge to English language instruction, where subjects are taught first in the native language. transitional In the context of English Acquisition Programs, identify a true statement about the transitional approach.

Teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) refers to teaching the English language to students with different first languages, typically used to imply that the English Language Learner may have already learned more than one language, prior to learning can occur either within the state school system or more privately, at a language school or with a tutor.

Performance Assessments for English Language Learners 1 Performance Assessments for English Language Learners raditional standardized achievement test outcomes are used for high-stakes deci-sions in assessment and accountability systems throughout the United States.

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Basic skills revisited: The effects of foreign language instruction on reading, math, and language arts. Learning Languages, 2(3), Hamayan, E. The need for foreign language competence in the U.S. Washington, DC: ERIC Clearing House on Languages and Linguistics.

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