The Interrelations of English Language Proficiency and Academic Achievement of Seventh Grade Ethiopian Students

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1990-06

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Addis Ababa University

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In this stud y, o n a tt e mpt was made to find the i nt e rr e l ations of ELP n nd acode mic flc hi evement of s eve nth grnde students. I n order t o rl o this, 132 sev e nth Br ade student s we r e rnndomly se l e ct e d fr om Pnt ri ots ' Junior Hi g h Sch ool. A t est was prepared a n d g iven to the se stu dents by t h e writ er to measur e their ELP whil e t h e ir academi c nchi eveme n t test r es ult s in ma ths, science n nd ge o ~ r nph y we r e gath ered fr o m th e sc ho o l r e cord. Th e Pearso n Prod uct-Mome nt Corre l n t i on Coeffic i e nt f o rmula was u sed to find the correlAtion b e twee n E n g lish- Geogra phy, En g li s h-Moth s an ' ] English-Sc i e nc e . Th e r esu lts of th e comput n ti o n r e v ea l ed tha t:the correl a ti o n b e t wee n En g lis h-Geography ",as 0 . 55. th e co rre l a tion b e twe e n EnBli s h-Math s w <?\ s 0 . 56. - th e co rr e l at i o n b e tw een En g li s h-Sc i e nc e was 0 . 6 4. Th e r e sults in ge n e r a l s h owed thn t stud e nts ' .... h o scored hi g h in the ELPT h a v e a l so score d hi g h in the oth e r aCAde mic subjects a n ·.:) vice v e r sEI . It wns a l so f o un d out tha t of th o se wh o sc o r ed 50% a n-i abov e in the ELPT , 6 1 . 54% p Ass ed in ma ths , 811. 62% in science a n d 92 . 3% in eeoeraphy by scoring 50 n n d abo v e in accordance with th e Mini stry of Educa ti o nPolicy. Only 7. 69~~ of those ",ho scored 50% in the ELPT f a iled in 0 11 the three subjects. On the b ases o f the results of the study And other rel e vant points me ntione1 in this poper, recommend8tions h~ve been Biven. One such is to use 50% in th e ELPT ~s A criterion for promo ti on from erwle 6 to Gr ade 7 if junior high sch oo l stu ' l e nts are to succ eed in their academic studies

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English Language Proficiency

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