CLARO, AILEEN & AMBANE, GLADY Adviser:
Roque G. Ciasico, MIM
This study aimed to determine the level of mathematics performance of 101 Grade 7 students of Tubak High School. Specifically, it determined the socio-demographic profile of the respondents in terms of sex, ethnic affiliation, parents’ educational attainment, and parents’ combined monthly income.
The data were gathered through a descriptive survey using a biographic data form for the respondents’ socio-demographic profile, and through respondents’ mathematics teacher who kept the records of their performance.
The results revealed that in terms of the respondents’ socio-demographic profile, majority were female, Ilonggo, with both parents who reached high school level, and with a combined monthly family income of PhP 5,000 and below.
The result further revealed that the respondents had a mean mathematics performance of 81.80 with a standard deviation of 2.6 and a corresponding descriptive rating of Approaching Proficiency (AP) in terms of their level of proficiency in the subject. Additionally, the data showed that majority (68.3%) of the respondents had grades of 80-84%. These had a learning outcome rate in mathematics of “AP” which meant that the students had developed fundamental knowledge and skills, had core understanding and little guidance from the teacher, and/ or with some assistance from peers, can transfer such understanding through authentic performance tasks.
The respondents’ level of mathematics performance in relation to their socio- demographic profile was further analyzed. The t-test results revealed that there was no significant difference in the level of mathematics performance of the respondents when grouped according to sex. This meant that in terms of their mathematics proficiency, the male and female Grade 7 students in Tubak High School were almost the same.
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was used to analyze the difference in the respondents’ level of mathematics performance when grouped according to their socio-demographic profile. The result revealed that the respondents differed in their level of performance when grouped according to their affiliation, mother’s educational attainment, and father’s educational attainment and according to their parents’ combined monthly income. This result implied that Grade 7 students in Tubak High School differed in their mathematics performance based on their ethnic affiliation and parents’ educational attainment.