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dc.contributor.advisorSchutes, Robert E.
dc.creatorSaitta, Jan Holt
dc.description.abstractSince the mid-1950's several attempts have been made in efforts to develop prognostic tests for the prediction of success in foreign language learning situations. Of the instruments developed to date, none, however, is able to boast of high predictive validity. Existing tests differ both in the measurement of numerous different variables thought to be critical to foreign language learning and in the criterion measures used to evaluate student performance; therefore, a comparison of these tests is difficult, if not impossible. The two nationally standardized tests now in use are the Pimsleur Language Aptitude Battery (PLAB, Pimsleur, 1966) for junior and senior high students and the Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT, Carroll and Sapon, 1959) for high school, college, and adult students. The predictive power of each of these batteries is relatively low, with the PLAB achieving 36% of the variance in foreign language learning and the MLAT achieving 20%. ...en
dc.format.extent101 leavesen
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.subjecteducational curriculum and instructionen
dc.subject.classification1973 Dissertation S158
dc.titlePredicting success in college undergraduate modern foreign language coursesen
dc.typeThesisen Curriculum and Instructionen A&M Universityen of Philosophyen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMartin, Clessen J.
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen
dc.publisher.digitalTexas A&M University. Libraries

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