Factors That Affect the Examination Results in Mathematics and English of Selected High School Students

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CHAPTER 1
THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND
INTRODUCTION
Every student is required to take exam to determine if he really understands the particular subject and to measure his capability to remember certain things.
Teachers use these examinations to find out the number of students who paid attention during class discussions. These are also essential to cope with the requirements of the school, so the students will think of any way or strategy to pass it. They will try to use some techniques that will help them to restore their knowledge; remember certain information and important details that might be asked in the examination.

The factors that could affect a student’s performance in the said examination are still unknown. The factors may vary according to the student’s likes or the subject. The researcher wanted to pursue this topic because she wanted to find out the factors that affect the Examination Results in Mathematics and English of selected High School students from Mt. Moriah Christian Academy.

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Passing the examination is not a requirement, it is a choice made through a decision. It is a student’s fault if he failed the exam. No one else is responsible for that except him, because the time he should have spent for preparing was wasted by doing nothing.

CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
Figure 1 illustrates the independent variables: Time spent for reviewing, Test Anxiety, and Difficulty of the subject to be tested, and Study habits of the students; and the dependent variable: Examination results in Mathematics and English. The concept of the study is presented in the paradigm below: Independent Variables

Dependent Variables

* Time spent for reviewing
* Test Anxiety
* Difficulty of the subject to be tested
* Study habits

Examination results in Mathematics and English

Figure 1.1 Research Paradigm of the Study
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
Factors that Affect the Examination Results in Mathematics and English...
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