Effectiveness of Mathematics Tutorial Extension Program to the Performance of Public Elementary Pupils in Sukoharjo, Indonesia
The study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the seven-year old mathematics tutorial extension program. This was conducted in the basic education departments of Sukoharjo, Indonesia. Primary data were collected from cooperating teachers, former and current principals, 114 pupil – clienteles and 10 randomly selected parents of the pupil-respondents. Secondary data were obtained from records. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Results revealed that the pupils’ attendance tot the program improved their academic performance in the National Assessment Test. Positive changes in the pupils’ attitude and confidence level towards mathematics were also observed. Hence, the mathematics tutorial program, in support to the regular classroom instruction, exhibited positive impact to grade six pupils in improving their academic performances and in imbibing positive attitude towards mathematics. The best practices of the program such as solving puzzles, quiz games and simulation examinations are highly recommended for use by other schools in order to improve pupils’ academic performance and attitude towards mathematics.