Strategic Intervention Materials in Teaching Physics: Its Effectiveness
Specifically, the study answered the following questions: (1) What is the mean percentage score of Albay Division in the National Achievement Test for school years 2003-2004 and 2004-2005? (2) What strategic intervention materials in teaching Science IV can be prepared from the results of the National Achievement Test? (3) Are the prepared strategic intervention materials curriculaly valid? (4) What are the achievements of the students exposed to the strategic intervention materials (SIM) compared to the students taught in the traditional approach? (5) Is there a significant difference in the achievement of the students in the control and experimental group? This study has the following assumptions: (1) The mean percentage score of Albay Division in the National Achievement Test for school years 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 is below the 75% performance or proficiency level; (2) strategic intervention materials (SIM) in teaching Science IV can be prepared based from the National Achievement Test Results; (3) the prepared strategic itervention materials are curricularly valid; (4) the achievement of the students exposed to the strategic intervention materials is higher and better compared to the students taught in the traditional approach. This study was conducted to the two fourth year Physics classes of Marcial O. Ranola Memorial, School, Guinobatan, Albay. The researcher made use of descriptive and experimental method of research. Control and experimental classes were used in determining the effectiveness of the strategic intervention materials. The data collected were treated through the mean, weighted mean, standard deviation, and t-test.
Keywords: Strategic Intervention Materials (SIM) Science Teaching
Dr. Jocelyn Dy
Education Program Supervisor, Department of Education