Marilou M. Saong, MSMath
Jeferd E. Saong, MAMath
The study aimed to determine the level of performance of General Physics 1 students when homegrown exams and departmental exams are administered. The study made use of the descriptive method of research. The researchers requested for a copy of the Physics teachers’ grade sheets, which contain the final grades of 2775 Nursing, Medical Technology and Pre-dentistry students enrolled in General Physics 1 during the 1st and 2nd semesters of school years 2005-2007. The findings show that the respondents have a fair performance in General Physics 1 when homegrown examinations and departmental examinations are implemented. There is a significant difference in the students’ performance in the homegrown examination and in the departmental examinations. There is also a significant difference between the level of their performance in the homegrown examinations and departmental examinations. Recommendations include improvement of the General Physics 1 instruction, implementation of common lecture materials, and realignment of the General Physics 1 syllabus to cater to the needs of the paramedical courses.
Source: UB Research Journal, Vol. XXXI, No. 2, July – December 2007