Relationship of Reading Comprehension on Mathematics and Science Achievement Tests Among Selected Fresmen and Sophomore Students, School Year 2008 – 2009

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RELATIONSHIP OF READING COMPREHENSION ON MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE ACHIEVEMENT TESTS AMONG SELECTED FRESMEN AND SOPHOMORE STUDENTS, SCHOOL YEAR 2008 – 2009

By

EVA G. SORIANO

ILUMINADO A. SORIANO, III

ABSTRACT

The Problem

This research aimed to determine the level of reading comprehension of the selected first and second year high school students of Lipa City Colleges and its relationship to the . Specifically, it tried to determine the profile of the student-respondents in terms of year level section, gender, educational background of parents, socioeconomic status of parents/guardians and elementary school where they graduated from. It also tried to determine the level of reading comprehension of the respondents and the level of performance in the achievement tests in Mathematics and Science. The significant relationship of the level of reading comprehension to the profile and to the achievement tests in Mathematics and Science was also determined

There were 117 total student-respondents who served as the subject of the study.
The descriptive type of research was used in this study with the questionnaire as the main data gathering instrument.
The responses of the students to the administered questionnaire were recorded, wherein the data were tallied, analyzed and interpreted. The frequency distribution, percentage, average, weighted sum, correlation coefficient and correlated t-test were the statistical tools used in the analysis of data. Findings

Based from the data gathered, the following significant findings were revealed in this study.
On the profile of the student-respondents, the following data were gathered:
24.79 percent of the respondents are from Sapphire, 26.50 percent are from Zircon, 26.50 are from Rhinestone and 22.22 percent are from Onyx.
44.44 percent of the respondents are male and 55.56 percent are females
11.97 percent of the fathers are elementary graduates, 47.86 percent are high school graduates, 39.32 percent have college degree and 0.85 percent have a master’s degree.
Among the mothers of the respondents, 6.84 percent are elementary graduates, 36.75 percent are high school graduates and 56.41 percent are college graduates.
6.84 percent of the family of the respondents have a monthly income of Less than P5,000. 22.22 percent have a combined monthly income of P5,000 – P10,000, 15.38 percent have a monthly income of P11,000 – P15,000, 18.80 percent have monthly income of P16,000 – P20,000, 11.11 percent have a monthly income of P21,000 – P25,000, 7.69 percent have a monthly income of P26,000 – P30,000, 4.27 percent have monthly income of P31,000 – P35,000, 9.40 percent have monthly income of P36,000 – P40,000 and 4.27 percent have a monthly income of More Than P40,000.

32.48 percent of the respondents graduated from Public Non-Central Schools, 47.01 percent are from Public Central Schools, 11.11 percent are from Private Sectarian Schools and 9.40 percent are from Private Non-Sectarian Schools.The score obtained with regards to recognizing own emotions was 1.24 with a verbal interpretation of average.

On the level of reading comprehension of the students:
There were four respondents who had scores of 7 – 9, 12 respondents have scores of 10 – 12, 21 have scores of 13 – 15, 30 respondents have scores of 16 – 18, 25 respondents have scores of 19 – 21, 16 respondents have scores of 22 – 24, four respondents have scores of 25 – 27, three respondents have scores of 28 – 30 and two respondents have scores of 31 – 33.

The overall mean for the students was 17.87.
On the level of performance of the respondents in the achievement test in:
Two of the respondents obtained a score of 4 – 6 in the achievement test in Mathematics, seven have scores of 7 – 9, 14 have scores of 10 – 12, 29 have scores of 13 – 15, 25 have scores of 16 – 18, 13 have scores of 19 – 21, seven have scores of 22 – 24, 11 have scores of 25 – 27, three have scores of 28 – 30, four have...
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