An Appraisal of the Perception of the Continuous Assessment Practice among Primary School Teachers in Ogun State

Authors

  • Janet Oyebola ADETAYO Olabisi Onabanjo University

Abstract

The study sought to examine primary school teachers’ perception of the Continuous Assessment Practice in Ogun State. Four research questions were raised. The sample for the study consists of two hundred (200) teachers who were randomly selected from the four geopolitical zones in the Ogun State. The questionnaire was the only instruments used for data collection. Data collected were analyzed descriptively and inferentially using t-test of significance at 0.05 level of confidence. The result of the findings reveals that primary school teachers have high perception of continuous assessment practice. There is no significant difference between male and female teachers’ perception of the continuous assessment practice. Besides, young and old teachers significantly differ from each other while there is no significant difference between the perception of continuous assessment practices among public and private school teachers. Based on these findings, it was concluded that continuous assessment practices were poor and the implementation of continuous assessment is bedeviled with several difficulties. Therefore, recommendations were made that the ministry of education should establish a uniform standard of assessment and the system of weighting scores from different assessments should be used from school to school

Published

04-03-2020