SCHOOL-LEVEL FACTORS AFFECTING MATHEMATICS PERFORMANCE AMONG TERTIARY STUDENTS IN THE PHILIPPINES
Globally, mathematics has long been considered a crucial part of educational curricula commencing from the primary level and concluding in the tertiary or higher level of education. In many educational institutions students are directed to learn a series of mathematics courses in their entire years of study. Hence, this study assessed the school-level factors affecting mathematics performance among randomly selected tertiary students and teachers in state universities located in Cebu, Philippines. Study used descriptive method with questionnaire to capture the school-level factors and variables involved. Data are analyzed makes through the use of correlation method. Results show that students’ mathematics performance is only at the satisfactory level and the most influential factor to students’ math performance with a very high positive correlation is teacher’s competence, followed by classroom climate and school facilities which yielded a high positive correlation, instructional materials and administrative and supervisory support with a moderate positive correlation. Such results will be beneficial to stakeholders in innovating teaching strategies, policies, and initiatives to effectively improve student achievement.