The Student Formation Program was designed, developed, and integrated in the academic and non-academic programs of Miriam College High School (MCHS) to help achieve the school’s goals and objectives. To measure the impact of the program on the students after four years of education at Miriam College High School, a study was conducted using the Student Behavioral Indices Scale developed by Reyes in 1992. The instrument was administered to first year students in 1995-1996. After a lapse of four years (1998-1999), the students were given the same questionnaire. A longitudinal design was used.
The results revealed the following:
1. The highest gain score is on the students as Learners. This also shows that the students have realized the importance of acquiring good study habits and attitudes.
2. The second highest gain score is on students as Christians which is indicative that the Student Formation Program has been very successful in developing students the commitment to practice their religion and Catholic faith.
3. The gain score on the scale on students as Filipinos and Environmentalists reveals a need to develop effective strategies and methods to strengthen students’ concern for their environment and appreciation of their Filipino heritage.
4. There is a significant change in the students’ behaviors as measured by the scale. Hence, the Student Formation Program, in part has been successful in helping the school achieve its goals and objectives.