THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PARENTS' (INTERVENTION) IN IMPROVING STUDENT' ACHIEVEMENT IN PRIMARY SCHOOL SCIENCE SUBJECT THROUGH CIPP ASSESSMENT MODEL PROGRAMME EVALUATION (40 - 52)
Keywords:Evaluation, Parents Support Program, Science subjects and Evaluation model CIPP
‘Program Sarana Ibu Bapa’ is an initiative introduced under the Malaysian Education Blueprint (2013-2025), which aims to increase parental involvement in their children's education in school and also at home. This study was conducted to measure the level of parental involvement in children's education at school and at home as well as the relationship between the elements of parental involvement in children's education at home with the children achievement in primary school Science subjects. The study was conducted using a survey method and a set of questionnaires was used to collect data. The respondents consisted of 100 parents of five schools in Perak Tengah district. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential analysis. Pearson’s correlation test was used to analyze relationship between the variables. The findings show that the level of parental involvement in children's education in school and at home are at high level. The findings also show that there is no significant relationship between providing a learning environment at home, communication with children and support for children excellence with the children achievement in Science subject. These findings demonstrate that the children’s achievement in science subject are not influenced by these elements. Social interaction with children were found to have a weak inverse relationship with the children achievement in Science subject. As conclusion, ‘Program Sarana Ibu Bapa’ has create awareness among parents about the importance of getting involve in their children’s education but the involvement alone is not enough to improve their children’s achievement in Science subject.