ERIC Number: ED074812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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English Language Proficiency and Academic Achievement among Students of English as a Second Language at the College Level.
Burgess, Thomas C.; Greis, Naguib A. F.
The study reported here deals with the problem of determining what testing device can best indicate a foreign student's readiness for satisfactory performance at the college level, especially in courses requiring a good command of reading and writing skills in English. The study considers several standard proficiency tests and devises a formula that compares the relationship of performance results on those tests with students' performance in college courses. Details of the study methodology as well as of comparison results are provided along with conclusions concerning the suitability of particular tests. (VM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Educational Experiments, English (Second Language), Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Foreign Students, Language Proficiency, Language Skills, Reading Skills, Research Methodology, Statistical Analysis, Student Evaluation, Tables (Data), Test Reliability, Test Validity, Writing Skills
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