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ERIC Number: ED360815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 9
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Predicting Achievement in Foreign Language.
Hart, Mary Elizabeth
A review of research is inconclusive concerning the relationship between intelligence and language proficiency. A study of 10th grade students (n=35) examined scores on a high school entrance exam and achievement in foreign language after 1 year of study. Both math and reading showed a significant correlation with foreign language achievement; the least significant correlation existed between a cognitive skills quotient and foreign language achievement. Overall, the data lead to the acceptance of the research hypothesis; there is a correlation between achievement on the high school entrance exam and achievement in the first year of foreign language study. Findings also suggest a need for more research on the topic of placement in the foreign language classroom, the choice of placement tests, and the concept of tracking in foreign language. (Contains 14 references.) (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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