Comparative Analysis of Senior Secondary School Students’ Performance with School-Based Assessment Scores of Continuous Assessment and Promotion Examination in Delta State

Patrick U. Osadebe


The study was carried out to comparatively analyze the school-based assessment scores of continuous assessment and promotion examination of students from SSII to SSIII, conducted by the state ministry of Education. This helped to determine students’ performance in each assessment type respectively. This was to correct the addition of continuous assessment and examination scores to obtain a single score as performance for each student. It is either Continuous Assessment or Examination to determine the students’ performance using English Language and Mathematics. Four research questions and four hypotheses were drawn to guide the study. A sample of 100 students was randomly drawn for the study. The continuous assessment and promotion examination results in schools for senior secondary two (SS II) students in 2011/2012, and 2012/2013 were used for analyses. The instruments used for continuous assessment and promotion examination were valid and reliable. The continuous assessing score was based on 30 marks while promotion examination on 70 marks. The marks were converted equivalently. Mean was used to answer the research question while t-test was used to test each hypothesis at .05 level of significance. The result showed that students performed better in continuous assessment for English Language and Mathematics in the two academic sessions used. It was noted that continuous assessment should be used as the only school- based assessment for students in schools.

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