Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Education and Human Development

First Advisor

Dr. Robert B. Ribble


The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between written performance and oral performance on the Spanish Proficiency Exam which is administered to candidates in the Bilingual Multicultural Program at the State University of New York, College at Brockport. Due to the sequence of the exams, the researcher is interested in determining if students are more successful in the oral part if they have been successful in the written part. Factors that might account for differential levels of performance shown by the test scores are described and suggestions on the implementation of the testing procedure are proposed.