The Entry Test of the English Department at the College of Arts: Evaluations and Adoption

Abdulamir Alamin, Sawsan Ahmed


The purpose of this paper is to provide guidance and criteria for the Department of Foreign Languages at Taif University, KSA, to be more selective in choosing students to study English language and literature. This study is also an evaluation of the courses offered by the department.

Furthermore, the objective of this study is to investigate the feasibility of using effective and reliable testing tools to assess and evaluate students’ performance and accomplishment. This test will help to have a better idea about students’ performance and competence. This will give the policy makers at the Department better understanding and knowledge for the process in selecting the courses and reference books as well as tailoring the teaching materials towards students’ needs and their career. Last, this will help the people in the authority to pinpoint the weaknesses and strengths of the programs offered by the university. 

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