A Correlation Study: English Teacher’s Educational Background and the Students’ School Final Exam Scores in South Sumatera, Indonesia


English is categorized as a foreign language in Indonesia. This condition forces its citizens to do extra effort in order to master English as their media of communication. Therefore, learning EFL in earlier ages is surprisingly recommended by parents, government, and stakeholders. Government of Indonesia had already supported the idea of English in early learning process through the regulation of local content subject starting from 2004. However, there are still some shortcomings of their regulation due to the absence of attention in some aspects, such as the teachers’ skill/study background, schools’ facilities, teaching materials, and even the curriculum. For example, there are still some non-English-study- background-teachers teach their students at primary schools. These less attention aspects might hamper the output of the learning process. Therefore, the writer is interested in doing a research to find out the correlation between teachers’ study background and the students’ achievement. The study will collect the data through documentation technique. The teacher’s data will be taken from their certificate of bachelor degree and the students’ achievement will be taken from their final exam result which is known as “Ujian Akhir Sekolah (UAS)” in Indonesia. This study is done in South Sumatera Province. Since it is a correlational study, the writer will analyze the data obtained with Pearson Product Moment by the help of special software for statistics.

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Tita Ratna Wulandari, Universitas Bina Darma, Indonesia
Hastari Mayrita, Universitas Bina Darma, Indonesia

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Conference: ACE2014
Stream: Languages education and applied linguistics (ESL/TESL/TEFL)

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