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Revista iberoamericana de educación superior

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CABEZA, Leonor; LOMBANA, Jahir  and  CASTRILLON, Jaime. External factors in the performance of generic State tests (SaberPro) of English in administration and related students in Colombia. Rev. iberoam. educ. super [online]. 2020, vol.11, n.30, pp.182-200.  Epub June 15, 2020. ISSN 2007-2872.

There is a policy to strengthen bilingualism in Colombia, whose results in the state tests are not the best. So it is necessary to investigate the factors that may influence this dynamic. This research seeks to explain and classify the results of the generic state tests in higher education institutions (Saber Pro), in the English module, in administration and related programs in Colombia. A set of extrinsic independent variables (economic, family and institutional) were used, drawn up through an iterative process. The method used was binary logistic regression, where the success lies in obtaining a score less than or equal to the average in the English module. The selected variables are related to the English test results, but additional studies involving intrinsic variables are recommended.

Keywords : business administration; bilingualism; national tests; Colombia.

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