The impact of pre-entry English test results on postgraduate success

May, Steven, Van der Sluis, Hendrik ORCID: and Forland, Heather (2013) The impact of pre-entry English test results on postgraduate success. In: The Impact of Higher Education: Addressing the challenges of the 21st century, 27 - 31 Aug 2013, Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Unpublished)

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This research investigates the attainment of international postgraduate students against the four elements (reading, writing, listening and speaking) of their pre-entry International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. A significant association was found between test score and degree classification, with reading being the most closely correlated element; but a low correlation between all elements and degree attainment suggests that other factors had a greater impact on success. Attendance at academic skills centres was found have the greatest benefit to those with higher IELTS entry scores. The paper goes on to advise caution in the use of IELTS score thresholds as entry criteria.

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Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2014 10:49
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