Term Adult English as a Second Language Tests
Code HL-2000.0550
Definition Programs that administer tests to assess the English proficiency skills of adults for whom English is a second language for the purpose of placing learners in appropriate instructional levels and measuring their ongoing progress. Assessment tools include commercially available tests that assess English literacy (reading and writing), listening and speaking skills, as well as classroom-based tools such as surveys, interviews, checklists, observation measures, teacher-developed tests, learner self-assessment and portfolios or other performance samples.
Created 1/27/97
Changed 11/13/08
Use References Adult ESL Assessments
Adult ESL Tests
Test of English as a Second Language Examinations
See Also References English as a Second Language (HH-0500.8000-150)
English Language Instruction Volunteer Opportunities (PX-2000.1900)
English Language Proficiency Test Preparation (HL-8500.1950)
Language/Linguistics Research (TR-8000.4600)
Literacy Testing (HL-2000.4500)
External Classification Terms Education (CAN ED-170)
Education (USA ED-170)
Educational Support (NTE B90)
Educational Testing (NPC B04.07)
Related Concepts Evaluation/Testing/Diagnosis/Assessment
Facet Service
Bibliographic References “Adult ESL Learner Assessment: Purposes and Tools”, by Miriam Burt and Fran Keenan, ERIC Digest, National Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education, September 1995, http://www.cal.org

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