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Education and Human Development Master's Theses

1994

Foreign language acquisition

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The Theory Of Information As A Testing Technique To Determine Spanish Reading Proficiency, Sandra G. Kukuvka, Jean M.T. Hurst Aug 1994

The Theory Of Information As A Testing Technique To Determine Spanish Reading Proficiency, Sandra G. Kukuvka, Jean M.T. Hurst

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to expand on previously-limited investigations into the use of information theory as a Spanish language assessment technique, within an English-speaking setting, by providing a larger data base and employing a wider variety of reading passages. A further purpose was to attempt the development of a Spanish reading proficiency test that could be used in the classroom to provide a broad picture of a student's ability to comprehend reading material at or near his/her level of language learning. At no time was this study an attempt to analyze specific strengths or weaknesses in ...