DEVELOPMENT OF THE PiNTAS MODULE: ACADEMIC INTERVENTION PROGRAMME FOR LOW-PERFORMING UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
This study aims to discuss the development of PiNTAS (Program Intervensi Akademik Siswa or Academic Intervention for University Students Program) Module to enhance and improve the achievement motivation, learning skills and academic performance among low-performing university students. As many as 10 respondents comprising of low-performing first year university students (GPA of less than 2.5) from various fields of study selected from three public universities were involved. The validity of the PiNTAS Module was reported at a high level of 89.00 based on analysis by nine expert evaluators. While the reliability of PiNTAS Module recorded the value of Cronbach’s Alpha above 0.70 which is 0.908. The evaluation process is determined based on the responses from the respondents who underwent module-based sessions throughout the course of this research study. In other words, the level of reliability of a module built is high, when a client (respondent) is able to master the objectives that have been set and successfully follow the steps in each activity of the module. According to Sidek and Jamaludin (2005), the evaluation of the effectiveness of the construction of a module can be done in two ways namely; (i) create item questions based on module construction objectives or (ii) item questions are constructed based on the activities implemented based on the module. As a conclusion, the process of building a complete module requires detailed evaluation and explanation so that the module built can have the best impact on the target group.