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ERIC Number: ED435196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Using Arabic in Testing Reading Comprehension in English.
Hamdan, Jihad; Diab, Turki
A study examined the role of the native language (Arabic) in assessing the reading comprehension of learners of English as a second language. Subjects were 60 secondary school students in two comparable classes in Jordan. After receiving instruction for one month using reading material in the prescribed textbook, students were administered a reading comprehension test. One class was given a version with comprehension questions in Arabic, and the other with comprehension questions in English. Results indicate that the Arabic-version group performed better than its English-version counterpart. However, advanced students in each class performed equally well regardless of test version. Implications for native language use in instruction and testing are discussed. Contains 20 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan