IJLLL 2016 Vol.2(2): 44-49 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2016.2.2.65

English Language Proficiency and Academic Performance of Philippine Science High School Students

Robelle Millie Ann B. Racca and Ronald Candy S. Lasaten
Abstract—Using the descriptive-correlational research design, this study aimed to determine the relationship between the English language proficiency and academic performance in Science, Mathematics and English of the 216 Grade 8 students of Philippine Science High School in Northern Luzon – Ilocos Region Campus, Cordillera Autonomous Region and Cagayan Valley Campus. Frequency distribution and Pearson’s r correlation were the statistical tools used to treat the data. Findings reveal that majority of the Grade 8 students of the Philippine Science High School in Northern Luzon have English language proficiency belonging to the satisfactory level. Also, majority of the students have academic performance in Science and Mathematics belonging to the very good level while good level in English. Results further reveal that there is a significant relationship between the students’ English language proficiency and their academic performance in each of the subjects.

Index Terms—Academic performance, cognitive academic language proficiency (CALP), English language proficiency, Philippine Science High School.

R. M. B. Racca is with the Philippine Science High School-Ilocos Region Campus, San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur, Philippines (e-mail: robelleracca_23@yahoo.com.ph).
R. C. S. Lasaten is with the Mariano Marcos State University College of Teacher Education (MMSU-CTE), Laoag City, Philippines (e-mail: ronaldcandylasaten@yahoo.com.ph).

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Cite:Robelle Millie Ann B. Racca and Ronald Candy S. Lasaten, "English Language Proficiency and Academic Performance of Philippine Science High School Students," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 44-49, 2016.

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