Study between Foundations of Analysis and English Performance Test: A Case of Solomon Mahlangu College of Science and Education

Authors

  • Mgeni Athuman

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31695/IJASRE.2018.32749

Keywords:

Sex, Performance, Examination, Course, Student, University.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the association between English screening test and the Foundations of Analysis (MTH 100) course examination results among first-year students majoring in Informatics and Infomathematics degree programs as well as to determine the ratio of males and females enrolment for the past three years. Screening tests and MTH 100 examination results from 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 Informatics and Infomathematics students from Department of Mathematics, Informatics and Computing Science were used and analyzed using the chi-square test at a = 0.05. The results of the study showed that the ratio of male and female students enrolled in Informatics and Infomathematics degree program for the past three years  is low, below 1:6 and no clear association existed in performance between the Screening test and MTH 100. Findings are expected to provide the beneficial source of information to several education stakeholders as to why the gap between males and females has not been reduced to a reasonable level as well as to why there is more failure in screening tests compared to MTH 100.

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Published

2018-06-05

How to Cite

Mgeni Athuman. (2018). Study between Foundations of Analysis and English Performance Test: A Case of Solomon Mahlangu College of Science and Education. International Journal of Advances in Scientific Research and Engineering (IJASRE), ISSN:2454-8006, DOI: 10.31695/IJASRE, 4(6`), 76–81. https://doi.org/10.31695/IJASRE.2018.32749