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Charamba, Erasmos; Zano, Kufakunesu – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
The study sought to investigate the role played by language in the academic performance of science students at a high school in the Free State province, South Africa who are taught through a language different from their mother tongue. The paper reports on the decisive mantle language plays in the comprehension and subsequent scholastic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Secondary School Science, Chemistry
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Abella, Rodolfo; Urrutia, Joanne; Shneyderman, Aleksandr – Bilingual Research Journal, 2005
Approximately 1,700 English language learners (ELLs) and former ELL students, in Grades 4 and 10, were tested using both an English-language (Stanford Achievement Test, 9th ed.) and a Spanish-language (Aprenda, 2nd ed.) achievement test. Their performances on the two tests were contrasted. The results showed that ELL students, for the most part,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Scores, Test Validity, Test Results