Improving the Performance of Elementary School Pupils with Strategic Intervention Material (SIM)


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Table of contents

1 ABSTRACT

2 REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

3 METHODOLOGY

4 PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA

5 SUMMARY, FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS and RECOMMENDATIONS

6 References

1 ABSTRACT

This paper attempted to prove that the Strategic Intervention Material (SIM) can significantly address the least mastered skilsl and learning competencies from the K-12 curriculum guide. Different and multiple activities were created in order to improve and make the pupil understand difficult concepts about the subject matter. Assessments were made and subjected to parallel testing. The items in the test were analyzed.

The activities were finalized and administered in T. Elementary School, with 23 Grade IV pupils as respondents. The mean, mastery and performance level on the actual lesson and the utilization of SIM were computed. The results were also compared. The mastery and performance level before and after the use of the Strategic Intervention Material were interpreted. It showed that there was significant difference on the mastery and performance levels of pupils. This suggests that the utilization of SIM helps the pupils to master the difficult and least mastered competencies.

2 REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

The constitution of the Republic of the Philippines, Article XIV Section 2 states that “ The state shall establish, maintain and support a complete, adequate and integrated system of education relevant to the needs of the people and the society.

This is primarily the basis of innovations and programs of the department of Education. However, despite of creating intensive programs for enhancement in educational system still academic performance of the pupils needs improvement. Thus, there is a need for reform to affect learning.

Based from the K-12 curriculum, to be globally competitive, we have to educate our Filipino learners to filter information critically, seek credible sources of knowledge and use it creatively to survive and lessen poverty. They should raise their personal and national self-esteem to attain success in the technologically-driven world. To achieve this, Filipino learners need an educational system that empowers them to be competent in life. We should meet the challenges posted by the fast changing world. But it is merely impossible for anybody without functional literacy, which includes essential skills like language fluency and scientific numerical competence. With these, Filipino learners can do self- regulated learning and with enough motivation, they can seek sources of knowledge , read instructional materials and conducted explorations on other subject matter that interest them.

One proof of this was the periodic tests conducted by the school in every quarter. It is a tool to measure school’s effectiveness as well as the performance and mastery level of the pupils. Based from the results, only around one third of the total population of pupils made it to upper score ranging 31.41% (51%-75%) which is near mastery level. 1.13% are only on superior level with a mean score of76% to 100% while 67.01% of the total number scored within lower average ranging 26% to 50%. Education managers should focus on reforming and delivering quality instructions so that the K-12 Curriculum will not be overwhelmed by the crisis. Pupils must be provided with maximum opportunities to become functionally literate in five key major areas.

It is for this reason that the proponent was challenged and inspired to create this Strategic Intervention Material (SIM) in Science IV. It can be possible that it can help to enhance learning and a remedy to the least mastered skill/s of the pupils.

Intervention is an act of interfering with the outcome, like a person trying to help, intended to make things better. It can be a new way or a solution to help pupils learn more and be motivated to perform in class. The proponent focused on creating and making this topic easier for the pupils to understand the learning concept and the subject matter. More activities and colorful materials were presented to catch pupil’s attention.

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE SIM

Thisinnovation aims to improve pupil’s performance level using multiple activities. This also aims to help teachers provide extra support to pupils for them to have opportunities to explore their understanding and make sense of this scientific concepts.

Specifically, this sought to answer the following questions:

1. What is the mastery and performance level of grade four pupils in Science along heat transfer on their actual lesson?
2. What is the mastery and performance level of grade four pupils in Sciencd along heat transfer after the utilization of the Strategic Intervention Material?

3 METHODOLOGY

The proponent had identified some of the least mastered learning competencies in Science IV. Based from the K-12 curriculum guide, one of the competencies which are not mastered is about heat transfer. This was chosen and became the subject on creating the SIM.

TABLE A

The Respondents

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Table A shows the number of pupil respondents. These are the 23 grade four pupilsof T. Elementary School. Based from the table 61 percent of the total respondents are male and 39 percent are female.

This study used quantitative method. The data are presented in numeral and tabular form. This allows an in-depth knowledge and information about the subject matter of the study. This method is used for it is essentially concerned with the analysis of the answer given by the pupil respondents through the utilization of the SIM to improve the mastery and performance level in Science IV along heat transfer.

Quantification of Variables

The following scales were devised to quantify the variables of the study:

On the Mastery and Performance Level of Pupils in Science IV on the actual teaching of the lesson and after the utilization of the SIM

Numerical Scale Score Description

4.51-5.00 5 Excellent

3.51- 4.50 4 Very Good

2.51- 3.50 3 Good

1.51- 2.50 2 Fair

1.00- 1.50 1 Poor

4 PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA

This part presents the data gathered froum the source. Further, this part has the analysis and interpretation of the data generated from the respondents. These are presented using tables which are sequentially arranged to answer the problems that are being sought by the study.

The presentation of data includes the following: (1) Mastery and performance level of pupils in Science IV along heat transfer on the actual teaching of the lesson. (2) Mastery and performance level of pupils in Science IV along heat transferafter the utilization of the SIM

TABLE 1

Mastery and Performance Level of Pupils in Science IV Along Heat Transfer on the Actual Teaching of the Lesson

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Based from the table, the pupils respondents had less mastered and performance levels on heat transfer. In convection cell, the weighted mean value is 2.33 which is a least mastered skill. In holding a hot pan, weighted mean 3.51 which is the only item with level of development as nearing mastery.Boiling liquid has a weighted mean of 2.83. Boiling water in the kettle has also a weighted mean of 2.33 which is a least mastered skill while metal being heated has 2.73 weighted mean with the level of development as less mastered.

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Title
Improving the Performance of Elementary School Pupils with Strategic Intervention Material (SIM)
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11
Catalog Number
V536486
ISBN (eBook)
9783346148209
ISBN (Book)
9783346148216
Language
English
Tags
improving, performance, elementary, school, pupils, strategic, intervention, material
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Ronela Encinas (Author), Improving the Performance of Elementary School Pupils with Strategic Intervention Material (SIM), Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/536486

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