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Reading Comprehension Tests for ESL/EFL Students: A Survey  

 


You are invited to participate in this survey. The survey is specifically for English as a second/foreign language learners, their teachers and parents. The survey is part of an Action Research Project on improving ESL/EFL students' achievements on reading comprehension tests. Approximately 1500 people will be asked to complete the survey. It will take less than 5 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. There are no foreseeable risks associated with this project. However, if you feel uncomfortable answering any questions, you can withdraw from the survey at any point. Your opinions are very important to the project.

Your survey responses will be stricly confidential and data from this research will be reported only in the aggregate. Your information will be coded and will remain confidential. If you have questions at any time about the survey or the procedures, you may send a message to Nellie Deutsch (nelliemuller@yahoo.com).

Thank you very much for your time and support. Please start with the survey now by clicking on the Continue button below.

You will be redirected to Nellie's English Projects at the end of the survey.

 

 

1.   

 

School *

 

 

2.  

 

Who are you? *

 

 

3.   

 

These questions apply to ESL/EFL students taking reading comprehension tests in English. Please choose one answer only. *

 

 

4.  

 

I understand what is expected of me when I do a reading comprehension test. *

 

 Yes

 No

 Undecided

 

5.   

 

I understand the main idea of the text. *

 

 Yes

 No

 Undecided

 

6.   

 

I can find supporting ideas for the main idea of the text. *

 

 Yes

 No

 Undecided

 

7.   

 

I understand the test questions. *

 

 Yes

 No

 Undecided

 

8.   

 

I can focus on the questions and find the answers.

 

 Yes

 No

 Undecided

 

9.   

 

I apply reading strategies such as KWL, scanning, and other skills when taking a reading comprehension test. *

 

 Yes

 No

 Undecided

 

10.   

 

I pass (55 and up) most of my reading comprehension tests. *

 

 Yes

 No

 Undecided

 

11.   

 

My marks are improving in reading comprehension tests. *

 

 Yes

 No

 Undecided

 

12.   

 

I feel fine during a reading comprehension test in English. *

 

 Yes

 No

 Undecided

 

13.   

 

I feel relaxed during a reading comprehension test. *

 

 Yes

 No

 Undecided

 

14.   

 

I use relaxation exercises and techniques to help me relax when taking reading comprehension tests. *

 

 Yes

 No

 Undecided

 

15.  

 

How do you feel when you find out you are going to have a reading comprehension test (unseen) in English? *

 

 I feel uncomfortable.

 I don't like it.

 I feel fine.

 I think about failing the test.

 

16.   

 

What do you do after you find out?

 

 I start preparing for the test.

 I don't do anything.

 I tell my parents about it.

 I try to forget about it.

 

17.   

 

How do you feel on the day of the test?

 

 I have a stomach ache.

 I feel fine.

 I don't want to go to school.

 I feel uncomfortable.

 

18.   

 

How do you feel while you are waiting for the test paper?

 

 I feel fine.

 I feel uncomfortable.

 I feel that I don't know anything.

 I know I am going to do well.

 

19.   

 

What do you do when you receive the test paper?

 

 I check to see how many questions there are.

 I look around the classroom at the other students.

 I start the test.

 I don't do anything.

 

20.   

 

What thoughts do you have during the test?

 

 I wish I had prepared myself better.

 I won't have enough time.

 I am doing great.

 I wish I could be somewhere else.

 

21.   

 

What happens after a reading comprehension test (unseen) ?

 

 I feel fine.

 I feel that I could have done better.

 I feel that I needed more time.

 I don't think about the test when I finish it.

 

22.   

 

what happens when you get home ?

 

 I talk with my parents about the test.

 I talk to my friends about how I did.

 I go about my usual routine.

 I keep thinking about the test.

 

23.   

 

How do you feel the day you get your test back?

 

 I worry about the grade I will receive.

 I am fine.

 I don't want to see my test.

 I don't feel comfortable.

 

24.   

 

It's important to do well on reading comprehension (unseen) tests in English.

 

 Because English is a very important subject.

 Because my parents expect me to do well.

 Because it shows my knowledge of English.

 I don't think it shows my knowledge of English.

 

25. These questions are for parents of ESL/EFL learners. 

 

How do you react when you find out that your son/daughter is going to have an English test? *

 

 I suggest tutoring lessons.

 I feel anxious.

 I ask what the test is going to be on.

 I don't react.

 

26.   

 

 

Strongly Agree

Agree

Neutral

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

English is a very important language. *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27.   

 

 

Strongly Agree

Agree

Neutral

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

English reading comprehension tests are too difficult for my daughter/son. *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28.   

 

 

Strongly Agree

Agree

Neutral

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

My daughter/son gets anxious when there is a reading comprehension test in school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29.   

 

 

Strongly Agree

Agree

Neutral

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

My daughter/son doesn't have the skills and strategies on how to take ESL reading comprehension tests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30.   

 

 

Strongly Agree

Agree

Neutral

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

Reading strategies would improve reading comprehension in English. *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31.   

 

 

Strongly Agree

Agree

Neutral

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

Stress management and relaxation exercises would improve student performance on reading comprehension tests. *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32.   

 

 

Strongly Agree

Agree

Neutral

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

High scores on reading comprehension tests are very important. *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

33. These questions are for ESL/EFL teachers.  

 

 

Strongly Agree

Agree

Undecided

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

ESL/EFL students are anxious during reading comprehension tests in English. *

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESL/EFL students would benefit from reading strategies on how to take reading comprehension tests. *

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESL/EFL students would benefit from relaxation exercises before reading comprehension tests. *

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESL/EFL students would benefit from learning how to manage test anxiety. *

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESL/EFL teachers should teach stress management and relaxation skills. *

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESL/EFL teachers should do relaxation exercises with their students before a reading comprehension test. *

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESL/EFL teachers should teach reading strategies and skills. *

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESL/EFL teachers should use supportive language techniques to raise their students' self esteem before a reading comprehension test. *

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is the up to first language teachers to teach reading strategies and not ESL/EFL teachers. *

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESL/EFL students don't need reading strategies to do a reading comprehension test in English. *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

34.   

 

 

Most

Some

Many

None

A few

--------------of my ESL/EFL students are/were anxious during reading comprehension tests. *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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