Intellective Predictors of Mathematics Performance of the Freshmen Students of IICT in Isabela State University, Cauayan City Campus in the S.Y. 2008-2009
Keywords:Intellective Predictors, Mathematics Performance, Mental Ability, NCAE, Entrance Examination.
The research was intended to determine the intellective predictors of mathematics performance of the freshmen students of the Institute of Information and Communication Technology of the Isabela State University, Cauayan City specifically in their high school final grade in mathematics, National Career Assessment Examination numerical score in Mathematics, college entrance examination quantitative score, mental ability test. To determine the relationship between the intellective predictors to the mathematics performance of the first year students of IICT the researcher made use of the descriptive method through documentary analysis. The respondents of his study were the freshmen students of IICT who took NCAE and college entrance test and who are taking Mathematics 11 for the second semester. The samples were selected from the four courses under the college of Information and Communication Technology namely Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS), Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), Bachelor of Science in Information Technology–Ladderized Program (BSIT-Ladderized) and associate in Computer Technology (ACT). Findings showed that majority of the respondents were 17 years old, 67.43% were female, 88.76% were graduated in public secondary school, 70.10% were living in rural areas, parents were undergraduate, self-employed and their monthly income ranged from 3,000-6,000. Most of the respondent’s high school final grade ranged from 80-84.99, their NCAE mathematical ability score ranged from 15-50 which is low average, their college quantitative score ranged 11-15 which is satisfactory, their mental ability score ranged from 19-31 which is below average and their final grade ranged from 2.75-3. All intellective predictors such as high grade in math, NCAE mathematical ability score and entrance test quantitative score had significant correlation in mathematics performance. With this, it is just but fitting that said findings be used by the administration as a basis for improving the curriculum so as to fully address the needs of students. This is especially true since Mathematics play a significant role in preparing and enabling young learners to become more productive members of the 21st Century society who are at par with their contemporaries from other parts of the world.
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