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Zarrabi, Shayesteh – ProQuest LLC, 2016
International students, a growing population in US universities, need to possess excellent reading skills in order to succeed. American universities also benefit from admitting students who do not require remedial English classes. Reading online has become an integrated part of college education, which requires students to have additional skills.…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Strategies, Statistical Analysis, Online Surveys
Arcuino, Cathy Lee T. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine if the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are related to academic success defined by final cumulative grade point average (GPA). The data sample, from three Midwestern universities, was comprised of international graduate students who…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Scores, Academic Achievement
Davis, Lawrence Edward – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Speaking performance tests typically employ raters to produce scores; accordingly, variability in raters' scoring decisions has important consequences for test reliability and validity. One such source of variability is the rater's level of expertise in scoring. Therefore, it is important to understand how raters' performance is influenced by…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Expertise, Scores, Second Language Learning
Wongtrirat, Rachawan – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Studies have been conducted to determine the impact of English language on the academic achievement of international students in higher education institutions in the United States. The results of these investigations have been varied and at times contradictory. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to investigate studies from 1987-2009 that…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Grade Point Average, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language)
Witt, Autumn Song – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This dissertation follows an oral language assessment tool from initial design and implementation to validity analysis. The specialized variables of this study are the population: international teaching assistants and the purpose: spoken assessment as a hiring prerequisite. However, the process can easily be applied to other populations and…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Academic Discourse, Oral Language, Predictive Validity
Pookcharoen, Suphawat – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Having the skills and strategies to comprehend and respond to information on the Internet plays a crucial role in students' success in a digital information age. Defined as the deliberate conscious control of one's own cognitive actions, metacognitive reading strategies can help readers overcome problems they encounter and ultimately achieve…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Reading Comprehension, Protocol Analysis, Reading Tests