Language Used in the Science Test: Its Effects to Meranao Students Test Performance
Anabelie V. Valdez
Anabelie V. Valdez
Available Online 4 December 2020.
- https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201204.002How to use a DOI?
- language in the test, students’ performance, Meranao students
- Learning is infinite process of collecting information, knowledge and skills. However, many factors will influence and hindered effective learning process. One of these factors is the language use in the teaching-learning process, and the language use in the test. This study aimed to investigate the effects of language use in the science test and the students’ performance in the test using experimental research design. The respondents were the grade 7 Meranao students in MSU-Balindong Community High School group randomly through matched – paired and distributed to control group and experimental group. Control group were the test takers using English language, while there were two experimental groups (EA and EB). EA were the test takers using Filipino language, and EB were the test takers using language of their choice (English, Filipino and Meranao). Instruments used were the TIMSS-Like test and vocabulary test in three languages; English, Filipino and Meranao dialect. Using Analysis of Variance, findings revealed that the group exposed to Filipino language test obtained highest mean gain score, followed by the group exposed to their own choice of language. More so, vocabulary knowledge has positive significant relationship to the students’ performance in Science TIMSS-Like test items. Therefore, students performed better on a test if the language use is the language, they commonly use every day. Congruency of language use in teaching and in the test improves students’ performance. Wider vocabulary knowledge also enhances students’ performance. Thus, Science teachers should incorporate science vocabulary in teaching scientific concepts to provide effective and meaningful learning.
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TY - CONF AU - Anabelie V. Valdez PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/04 TI - Language Used in the Science Test: Its Effects to Meranao Students Test Performance BT - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Education and Technology (ICET 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 6 EP - 11 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201204.002 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201204.002 ID - Valdez2020 ER -