Volume 10, Numéro 1, Pages 363-377
Authors : Takarroucht Kenza .
This study aims at exploring how self-assessment helps students develop their reading skills. To collect data, a mixed-methods research paradigm was used which involved collecting both quantitative and qualitative data. The quantitative data were collected as part of a pre experiment which involved administering a pre and post reading test and implementing a treatment. The qualitative data were gained by means of an open-ended questionnaire on participants’ reading processes. Data were collected from a sample of 40 students enrolled in the English Department, University of Algiers 2. Quantitative data were analysed by calculating the mean score and the t-test, while qualitative data were analysed using thematic analysis. The findings indicated that self-assessment was a tool which helped the students to develop their reading strategies. It enabled them to plan and monitor their reading.
self-assessment ; reading skills ; EFL ; university students ; reading strategies ; meta-cognition