Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2020, Volume: 13, Issue: 33, Pages: 3377-3386
MA. LEAH I. ABAD1*
1Associate Professor, Eastern Visayas State University, Philippines
Email: [email protected]
Received Date:09 June 2020, Accepted Date:02 September 2020, Published Date:10 September 2020
Objective: To determine the profile of the freshman civil engineering students in Eastern Visayas State University, Philippines; to determine the mathematics performance of the students in the diagnostic test; to determine the performance of the students in the paper-and pencil test; to identify the difference in performance of the students in the paper-and pencil test when grouped according to profile variables; to determine the difference in the performance of the students in Diagnostic Test when grouped according to profile variables; and to propose a numeracy enhancement extension project based on the result of the study. Methods: This study used a comparative research design and involved 131 civil engineering students. Findings: Based on the results of the study, the following conclusion were drawn: Majority of the freshman students in civil engineering program are graduates from public Senior High Schools in Tacloban City under the STEM track, a number of them failed in algebraic expressions, equations, straight lines, conics, and trigonometry during the diagnostic test while they performed better in math enhancement and differential calculus when grouped according to the senior high school they graduated from, type of school, and track. The performance of students in diagnostic test when grouped according to senior high school from which they graduated was found significant, while performance of students in diagnostic test when grouped according to the school type were found not significant. Finally, the performance of the students in math enhancement in the paper and pencil tests when grouped according to profile variables was found significant when grouped according to senior high school they graduated from but not significant when grouped according to school type and track.
Keywords: Mathematics performance; numeracy enhancement; comparative assessment
© 2020 ABAD. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee).
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