The relationship between international students’ English test scores and their academic achievements

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/611800
Title:
The relationship between international students’ English test scores and their academic achievements
Authors:
Cloate, Rafael
Abstract:
This study investigates the connection between international students’ scores achieved in an English grammar and vocabulary test and the overall grades attained on their degree programmes at a UK university. Data was collected from 1841 students taking part in the university’s Communication Skills programme, which provides supplementary support for students by means of in-sessional English for Academic Purposes tuition. A comparatively strong correlation (r=0.426) between English proficiency test scores and final academic grades was established, indicating that students’ knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary has a telling impact on their ability to attain higher level grades and that further support to boost international students’ communicative ability at all performance levels is warranted.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Cloate, R. (2016) 'The relationship between international students’ English test scores and their academic achievements'. Journal of pedagogic development 6 (2) 3-8
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Journal:
Journal of pedagogic development
Issue Date:
Jun-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/611800
Additional Links:
https://journals.beds.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/jpd/article/view/314/495
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2047-3265
Appears in Collections:
Journal of Pedagogic Development

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCloate, Rafaelen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-06T11:46:51Zen
dc.date.available2016-06-06T11:46:51Zen
dc.date.issued2016-06en
dc.identifier.citationCloate, R. (2016) 'The relationship between international students’ English test scores and their academic achievements'. Journal of pedagogic development 6 (2) 3-8en
dc.identifier.issn2047-3265en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/611800en
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the connection between international students’ scores achieved in an English grammar and vocabulary test and the overall grades attained on their degree programmes at a UK university. Data was collected from 1841 students taking part in the university’s Communication Skills programme, which provides supplementary support for students by means of in-sessional English for Academic Purposes tuition. A comparatively strong correlation (r=0.426) between English proficiency test scores and final academic grades was established, indicating that students’ knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary has a telling impact on their ability to attain higher level grades and that further support to boost international students’ communicative ability at all performance levels is warranted.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.relation.urlhttps://journals.beds.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/jpd/article/view/314/495en
dc.subjectQ330 English as a second languageen
dc.subjectlanguage assessmenten
dc.subjectEnglish as a Second Languageen
dc.subjectacademic achievementen
dc.subjectacademic Englishen
dc.titleThe relationship between international students’ English test scores and their academic achievementsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of pedagogic developmenten
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