Dyesebel L. Chinayo
This is a descriptive study on the perceptions of 60 General Education faculty members and 368 students on the standardization of academic performance of the general education subjects. This study looked into the effect of increasing the cut-off score of GE subjects as a means of standardization of the academic achievements of the University of Baguio and as a way to enhance the academic performance of students. The study made use of a questionnaire-checklist coupled with observation to gather data. Frequency distribution, percentage, weighted mean and Chi-square test were used to organize, analyze and interpret data. Most (56%) of the respondents claimed that they are not in favor of the 70% cut-off score for GE subjects because of the negative effects on them. The new cut-off score has been perceived to give “much help” to students and their academic performance. This does not differ significantly between the groups of respondents. Positive effects of the cut-off score were noted. Faculty members sometimes used interventions to address concerns raised by the 70% cut-off score. It has been perceived that the increased cut-off score is not a significant factor in improving the students’ academic performance. To help students, the study recommends 60% or 65% cut-off score of GE subjects resulting to better grades for employment purposes. The 70% should be maintained in professional subjects for better board performance of students.
Source: UB Research Journal, Vol. XXXIV, No. 2, July – December 2010