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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.5.NQ22711

Relationship Between Level of Competency of Mathematics Teachers on 21st Century Skills and Mathematics Performance: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach

Flordeliza B. Ferrer, Jenifer E. Tolang, Jackie D. Urrutia

Abstract

The main thrust of this study is to determine the relationship between level of competency of mathematics teachers on 21st century skills and mathematics performance of students among secondary schools in Taguig City using structural equation modeling approach. The skills assessed were identified in the framework of ‘The Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills’. These are creativity and innovation, critical thinking, metacognition, communication, collaboration, information literacy, ICT literacy, citizenship, life and career, and personal and social responsibility. Also, it gathered the mathematics performance of the students who were handled by the teacher-respondents. A total of twenty-nine (29) Grade 10 mathematics teachers during the school year 2018 – 2019 were selected as respondents of the study. It employed descriptive-correlational research design with emphasis on survey method using a researcher-made instrument. The frequencies, percentages, means, Pearson r, and Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) were the statistical measures utilized. Results revealed that the teacher-respondents were competent in all the identified skills and the average grade of the students was approaching proficiency. Skills under collaboration got the highest mean while ICT literacy got the lowest mean. Structured model of 21st century skills and its relationship to mathematics performance showed that the identified skills on 21st century skills have negligible to high negative correlation with mathematics performance. Moreover, the results revealed that there was no significant relationship with 21st century skills of the teacher-respondents and mathematics performance of the students. It is recommended to engage the mathematics teacher in seminars, trainings, and mentorship relating to enhancement on ICT literacy. Further, a development of lesson/model that will improve mathematics performance of students which considers life and career as well as personal and social responsibility in teaching mathematics may be employed.

Keywords

Teacher’s Competency, 21st Century Skills, Mathematics Performance, Structural Equation Modeling Approach

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