Academic success in a pre-degree programme: a study of students in the Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi MARA / Lee Lai Fong, Marina Mohd. Arif and Richard Holmes

Lee, Lai Fong and Mohd. Arif, Marina and Holmes, Richard (2006) Academic success in a pre-degree programme: a study of students in the Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi MARA / Lee Lai Fong, Marina Mohd. Arif and Richard Holmes. Asian Journal of University Education, 2 (2). pp. 25-34. ISSN 1823-7797

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Abstract

This study examines the relationship between pre-admission scores, including interview and placement test results, and academic performance, indicated by Cumulative Grade Point Average, of students in a pre-degree TESL programme. It was found that the correlation between pre-admission scores and academic performance was very slight, in part perhaps because of the restricted range of the CGPA scores. However, it was noted that accuracy and clarity of voice, and SPM scores for chemistry were modestly predictive of academic success and of marginal statistical significance. It is likely, therefore, that communication skills in English and general cognitive ability spanning arts and science subjects make the greatest contribution to success in this programme.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Faculty of Education, Academic performance, Academic success, TESL, Pre-degree, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Performance. Competence. Academic achievement > Malaysia
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education > Admissions and entrance requirements > Malaysia
L Education > LG Individual institutions > Asia > Malaysia > Universiti Teknologi MARA
P Language and Literature > PE English language > Quizzes. Examination questions, etc. English as a Second Language Achievement Test
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Asian Centre for Research on University Learning and Teaching (ACRULeT)
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitan 1
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2013 03:53
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2017 08:43
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/6644

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