Integrating strategic intervention materials (SIM) in Science to low achieving learners
Yolly Ann ARANDA1, Renz Aena DIAZ1, Melbin SOMBILON1, Cheryl Ann F. GICANA1,2
1Research Department – College of Education, Arts and Sciences, Capiz State University, Pontevedra, Capiz, Philippines
2Teacher Education Department, Capiz State University, Pontevedra, Capiz, Philippines
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This quasi-experimental study employed pre-test-post-test research design to investigate the effect of the integration of strategic intervention material (SIM) in teaching grade seven Science to low achieving learners. This study was conducted to determine the pre-test and post-test performances of SIM and nonSIM group, and to find out the significant difference between the performance of the two groups. The researchers used purposive sampling to identify the respondents. After the pre-test, least learned topics were identified. These topics were Substance and Mixture, Metals and Non-metals and Solution. Descriptive and inferential statistics were employed to analyze and interpret the obtained data. Prior to the intervention of the study, the two groups were equivalent in terms of their academic performance in Science. The post-test result of the SIM group was higher compared to the post-test result of the non-SIM group. Also, a highly significant difference was found between the pre-test and post-test performance of SIM group after the conduct of the intervention. The investigation revealed that SIM as an instructional material was effective in teaching grade seven science to low achieving learners.
Keywords: Science Education, Chemistry, Strategic Intervention Material (SIM), Quasi-experimental research, Central Philippines
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