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ERIC Number: EJ1148025
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-0120-5927
Standardized Test Results: An Opportunity for English Program Improvement
Jiménez, Maureyra; Rodríguez, Caroll; Rey Paba, Lourdes
HOW, v24 n2 p121-140 Jul-Dec 2017
This case study explores the relationship between the results obtained by a group of Industrial Engineering students on a national standardized English test and the impact these results had on language program improvement. The instruments used were interviews, document analysis, observations, surveys, and test results analysis. Findings indicate that the program has some weaknesses in terms of number of hours of instruction, methodology, and assessment practices that affect the program content and the students' expected performance. Recommendations relate to setting up a plan of action to make the program enhance students' performance in English, bearing in mind that the goal is not the students' preparation for the test but the development of language skills.
ASOCOPI, the Colombian Association of Teachers of English. Cra 27 A #53-06, oficina 405, Bogota, Colombia. +57-2115018; Fax: +57-2115018. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colombia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A