Trust school students’ academic performance in Malaysia
Keywords:TSSP; academic performance; Trust School
The quality of students’ performance is one of the main focuses in the Malaysia Education Blueprint (MEB) 2013-2025. Thus, the Trust School Programme (TSP) was formulated to accomplish the aspirations and targets of educational transformation. TSP is a national-level education transformation programme that aims to encourage the involvement of private sectors in efforts to boost the quality of education in the country. This goal is in accordance with the Malaysia Education Blueprint (MEB) 2013-2025 objective, which aims to provide all Malaysians with quality and affordable education whilst maximising students’ performance. TSP is underpinned by four standards and practices as the framework, namely, Trust Schools’ Standard and Practices (TSSP). However, studies on TSSP are less conducted compared to the studies on Malaysia Education Quality Standard. As a result, the effectiveness of the TSSP implementation in terms of academic performance is rather vague. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the level of Trust School students’ academic performance from the perspective of Trust School teachers who are the implementers of this programme. A total of 209 Trust School teachers in Malaysia were involved as the sample of this study. The survey method was used in this study. A questionnaire with a five-point Likert scale was used to measure the students’ academic performance. Data from the questionnaires were analysed using IBM SPSS software. Descriptive analysis was used to observe mean and standard deviation values, as well as the percentage. Based on the analysis conducted, the findings have shown that the mean value of academic performance is 3.7713, and the standard deviation is 0.66357. The result indicates that the level of Trust school students’ academic performance is high.