An Assessment of English Language Learning Proficiency of Students in Tertiary Level by Using English Ability Test

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Bundit Anuyahong

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             The purposes of this research were 1) to develop English language ability test of College of General Education and Languages 2) to find out reliability and validity of the test and 3) to study the ability in English learning of the students in each faculty according to 5 skills; listening, reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar.


             The subjects were 150 undergraduate students at Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology, during 2012 academic year which derived through simple random sampling technique.


             The results of the study were as follows:


  1. The test showed content validity with index of correspondence values between the tests, scoring criteria, and expected learning outcome, of 0.70 to 1.00, which passed the set criteria.
    2. The students’ mean scores were 34.46 (out of 60) according to language skills. The highest rank was vocabulary (= 8.49 out of 12). The lowest rank was listening (=7.06 out of 12).
    3. The students’ mean scores were 34.46 (out of 60) according to faculties. The highest mean scores were 34.76 from the students of Faculty of Business Administration, 34.46 from the students of Faculty of Information Technology, and 34.18 from the students of Faculty of Engineering respectively.

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