Analysis of National Achievement Test of Second Year High School Students Basis for Development and Evaluation of an Expanded Remediation Module

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ABSTRACT

Title :ANALYSIS OF NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT TEST OF SECOND YEAR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: BASIS FOR DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF AN EXPANDED REMEDIATION MODULE Researcher :RICARDO S. PAIG

Degree :MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION
MAJOR in EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION
Adviser :DR. PORFIRIA F. FERRER
Date Conferred :MARCH 13, 2011

This study aimed to analyze the National Achievement Test (NAT) of Second Year High School of Hermano Miguel Integrated School. This would serve as basis for development and evaluation of an expanded remediation module.

The study considered the following variables:
1. What are the results of National Achievement Test of the respondents in Mathematics?

2.1 Mastered skills.
2.2 Nearing mastered skills
2.3 Least mastered skills

2. What is the level of the academic performance of the respondents in mathematics?

3. What instructional plan can be proposed to address of the National Achievement Test in Mathematics?

4. What is the assessment of the teachers of the proposed module in terms of:

5.4 Objectives
5.5 Learning activities
5.6 Relevance
5.7 Sequence and organization
5.8 General appearance of the module

The following hypothesis was tested to draw further significance of the study;

Findings
This study tried to analyze the Mathematics achievement of the second year high school students of Hermano Miguel Integrated School as revealed in the National Achievement Test (NAT). The relationship between the achievement in Mathematics and their profile was also determined. The results were utilized in developing and evaluating the proposed expanded remediation module.

What is the profile of the students as regards age and gender?
Gender. In terms of age, it can be seen from table 1 that out of 37 second year high school students used in the study, nine or 24.32 percent are males and 28 or 75.68 percent are females. It can be deduce that majority of the students are females. It may also be inferred that there is one male student for every 3 females as the males represents almost 1/3 of the population.

Age. As can be viewed in table 2, there are 21 or 56.76 percent who are 13 years old while 15 or 40.54 percent are 14 years old. The mean age is 13.38. this implies that generally, the students are in the normal age range of a second year high school student. How did the second year high school students perform in the National Achievement Test (NAT) in Mathematics?

The National Achievement Test (NAT) is an examination given by the Department of Education to all second year high school students in the country. For school year 2009-2010, it was given last March 2010. In Hermano Miguel Integrated School. There were 37 all in all who took the said achievement test in Mathematics. Mathematics is divided into seven topics or areas. There are seven levels of mastery based on the raw scores that were set by the Department of Education. Performance as Regards Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities. Most of the students numbering to 17 or 45.95 percent had low mastery while two of them were described to have absolutely no mastery of the Linear Equations and Inequalities. Only 13 or 35.14 percent scored 35 – 65 having received average mastery level. The mean score of the students in this area is 30.22 equivalents to low mastery level. These data tend to show that generally, the students failed to master the necessary skills in solving linear equations and inequalities. When interviewed, the students said that they really have difficulties in understanding this particular lesson especially inequalities where symbols oftentimes confuse them. They also could not formulate accurately the required equations to the given word problems. The teachers also said that there are times when the students can...
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