Language is atool people use toshape ideas and tocommunicate themto others.
English is aninternational language. It isat present one of the leadinglanguages of the world. Ithas been adopted as asecond language by Asiancountries one of which is thePhilippines where it is amedium of instruction inmany secondary schools.
The academic performance ofstudents in English is sometimesaffected by some factors. Thehome is also contributing factorto the student’s performance. Ithas a great influence on theachievement of an individual.
THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKINPUTAccording to PROCESS- Age Gathering of data Thorough:- Sex OUT PUT- Number of siblings - Questionnaire Academic- Employments status of Analyses and performance in parents interpretation of English- Education attainment of data parents- Socio -economic status
METHOD OF STUDY The researcher utilized descriptivemethod of research in order to determinethe level of Academic Performance inEnglish of First Year High schoolStudents of Obando National High schoolas correlated variables such as sex, age,socio economic status, educationalattainment of parents, and field ofinterest.
Respondents The respondents of this study were first year students at Obando National High School at Paliwas, Obando, Bulacan School year 2011-2012.
Instrument use The main instrument used in this study is questionnaire. To enrich the data gathered, interview and documentary analysis were likewise used.
Documentary analysis The documents which wereanalyzed by the researchers includedstudent’s report card, form- 137 A,grading sheets as well as the classrecords of the respondent’s subject’steachers
Treatment of data The data gathered from the questionnaire were tallied, analyzed and statistically treated by employing the following statistical tools P
TABLE I Distribution of Respondents According to Age Age FREQUENCY PERCENT 12 38 35.84 13 53 50 14 13 12.28 15 2 1.88TOTAL 106 100
TABLE II Distribution of Respondents According to Sex SEX FREQUENCY PERCENT Male 43 40.56Female 63 59.44TOTAL 106 100
TABLE III Distribution of Respondents According to Number of SiblingsSiblings FREQUENCY PERCENT RANK 1 4 3.77 6 2 17 16.03 4 3 30 28.30 1 4 24 22.64 2 5 18 16.98 3 6 8 7.54 5 7 2 1.88 8 8 3 1.86 7TOTAL 106 100
TABLE IV Distribution of Respondents According to EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF MOTHEREDUCATIONAL FREQUENCY PERCENT RANK ATTAINME NT Elementary 17 16.04 3 graduateHigh school graduate 45 42.46 1 College 44 41.50 2 graduate TOTAL 106 100
TABLE V Distribution of Respondents According to EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF FATHEREDUCATIONAL FREQUENCY PERCENT RANK ATTAINMENT Elementary graduate 19 17.93 3 High school graduate 48 45.28 1 College graduate 39 36.79 2 TOTAL 106 100
TABLE VI Distribution of Respondents- Parents According to Employment Status Employment Status of MotherEmployment FREQUENCY PERCENT RANK statusProfessional 10 9.43 4Vocational 19 17.92 3Unemployed 37 34.9 2Employed 40 37.73 1 TOTAL 106 100
TABLE VII Distribution of Respondents According to Employment Status of FatherEmployment FREQUENCY PERCENT RANK statusProfessional 9 8.49 4 Vocational 30 28.30 2Unemployed 24 22.65 3Employed 43 40.56 1 TOTAL 106 100
TABLE VIII Monthly income of the family INCOME FREQUENCY PERCENT RANK10,000 - above 17 16.03 35,000 - 4999 29 27.35 2 1,000 - 4999 46 43.39 1 NO FIXED INCOME 11 13.23 4 TOTAL 106 100
TABLE IX Distribution according to Academic Performance GRADE FREQUENCY PERCENT RANKAbove average 86-above 40 37.75 2 50 47.16 1 Average 78-85Below average 70-77 16 15.09 3
Majority of the student’srespondents ranged from 13years of age. Femalestudents predominated overthe male in number
In terms of academic performance inEnglish, most of the respondentshave average performance in English;most of the respondents haveaverage performance signifying thatmost student respondents haveaverage intellectual capacity inlearning English
Result The findings of the study shows that factors often times influence the students. The result also reveals that home factors, such as the educational attainment, occupational and socio economic status have no significant influence on the academic performance of students in English.
Conclusion The findings of the study show that the selected variables such as the sex, age number of siblings, employment status of parents, educational attainment of parents and socio economic status have no significant influence on the academic performance in English.
• Teacher should patiently motivate the students to have better accomplishments and to facilitate learning well on the use of English language in the world around them.
Parents are encouraged to assists intheir children’s school needs andlearning exercises given as assignmentto them by teacher, give some time tocheck on their school activities, amonthly visit to school preferablyevery grading period to see theperformance of their children
Most of all students Theyshould change their studyhabits, renew their views inlife and modify their valuestowards studies to achievehigh performance in Englishand deficiency in learningEnglish will be minimized.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT I would like to glorify god, almighty, for my life and strength, for the courage he has continuously given to me, for his will and guidance. Without his divine grace, this study would have been impossible to realize;I would like to express my profound gratitude to the following persons who served as my instrument and inspiration to pursue this study;Mrs. Evangeline Cristobal, School principal of Obando National High School, who allowed me to conduct the study. Mrs. Caroline Ignacio, my cooperating teacher, her guidance and support in conducting the study in Obando national high school.Mrs. Elizabeth Victoria, Ed.D. my research adviser, for her constant guidance and supervision, Her challenges and her valuable suggestions for the improvement of this study. Rev. Fr. Jeffrey A. Zuniga PhD, our College Dean for his constant support. Mrs. Romina Agustin, for her encouragement, her grammar expertise, comments and suggestions made the presentation of the study clearer.