1. Research problem
“Reading and Academic Achievement of Grade 5 students in Don Francisco Dinglasan Memorial School (DFDMS)” 2. Objectives
A1. This study will be conducted to determine the reading ability and academic achievement of Grade 5 pupils in DFDMS. b. Specific
Specifically, the study wants to find out of the:
B1. The characteristics of the Grade 5 pupils in terms of sex, Parents educational attainment, Parents occupation, Monthly average family income and Personal Factors B2. The reading ability of the respondents
B3. The academic performance of the participants
B4. To determine if there is a significant relationship between the characteristics of the subject and their reading ability B5. To determine if there is a significant relationship between the characteristics of the respondents and their academic achievement B6. To determine whether there is a significant difference between the reading ability and the academic achievement of the participants
a. There is no significant difference in the reading ability and academic achievement of pupils when classified as to sex, parents’ educational attainment, parents’ occupation and monthly average family income. b. There is no significant relationship between the reading ability and academic achievement of Grade 5 pupils.
4. Research Method
The data needed in the study were gathered using the Philippine Informal Reading Inventory (PHIL-IRI) and secondary data on grade point average (GPA) of students found in their form 138 (Report Card) among the 45 grade 5 students. Together with this instrument was the personal date information sheet, which was filled up by the student or participants.
5. Major findings
a. In general, the grade 5 pupils of DFDMS had “low” reading ability. Both males and females. Those whose parents had no schooling, elementary level, elementary graduate, high school level, high school graduate, college level and with the family income of below 5,000 and 5000-10000, and 10000 above a month had a “low” reading ability. b. In its entirety, elementary pupils had “fair” academic achievement. Similarly both female and male. Those whose parents had no schooling, elementary level, elementary graduate, high school level, high school graduate, college level and with the family income of below 5,000 and 5000-10000, and 10000 above a month had a “fair” reading ability. c. There were no significant difference in the reading ability and academic achievement of pupils when classified as to sex, mother and father’s occupation, educational level and family income. d. A positive and significant relationship existed between the reading ability and academic achievement of pupils.
a. Pupils got low on reading ability because there might be no follow up tutoring at home. Lack of different reading materials at home is another factor that pupils learning ability was not improved. b. Pupils got fair academic achievement because they are trying their best when it comes to submitting projects on time and participating in any school activities. c. There is a significant difference between reading ability of pupils and academic achievement. d. The study shows that children who have impressive reading ability and good in comprehension could make their academics more impressive. Those pupils who have the ability to read and comprehend what they read usually have better academic performance.
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a. Academic performance
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