FACTORS INFLUENCING THE FAILURE OF THE STUDENTS WHO TOOK THE PLACEMENT EXAM IN MATH AND ENGLISH TO ENROLL AT CENTRAL PHILIPPINE UNIVERSITY

FACTORS INFLUENCING THE FAILURE OF THE STUDENTS WHO TOOK THE PLACEMENT EXAM IN MATH AND ENGLISH TO ENROLL AT CENTRAL PHILIPPINE UNIVERSITY

By Humar D. Aberia, EdD

ABSTRACT

This survey-correlational study attempted to analyze the factors influencing the failure of the students who took the placement exam in Math and English to enroll at Central Philippine University for school-year 2004-2005. This study likewise determined differences, significance of the differences, and predictive significance of the independent variables on the dependent variable. Data for this investigation were obtained from 200 purposively selected high school graduates who took the placement exam in Math and English in this university but enrolled in other colleges/universities. Results of the investigation showed that high tuition and fees was the number one reason why these students did not enroll in this university. The student respondents generally come from rich families, regarded tuition and fees as just about right, considered the placement exam in Math and English easy, and viewed the educational standard of the university to be high. The students differed significantly in their family’s economic condition when classified according to high school last attended, family’s monthly income and colleges/universities enrolled, and in their perception of the university’s tuition and fees when classified according to gender and family’s monthly income. No significant difference was found in the students’ view of the educational standard of the university. The significant predictors of colleges/universities where the students enrolled are family’s economic condition and educational standard of the university.

 

 

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