Effect of Continuous Assessment on Students Academics Achievement in Economics in Public Secondary Schools in Owerri Municipal Council, Nigeria

Ezeka Chidinma Grace *

Department of Education Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.

Bankoli Bankong

Department of Education Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.

Victoria Chioma Ayozie-Samuel

Department of Soil Science and Environment, Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

This research work focused on the effect of continuous assessment on student’s academic achievement in economics in public secondary schools in Owerri municipal council. Continued assessment has contributed to the growth of academic achievement of students in the sense that it is planned and graded to suit the age and experience of the students and is given at suitable intervals during the school year. To carry out this study, three research questions were formulated. A questionnaire consisting of (12) test items was administered to 360 students in (3) schools as the sample size was randomly selected from the total population of 3682 students from (10) public secondary schools. The mean formula was used for data analysis. The finding revealed that continuous assessment provides a more valid and reliable assessment and provides a more valid and reliable assessment of the learners’ overall ability and performance. It provides a basis for monitoring a child’s problems for effective guidance. The study therefore recommends that parents and teachers should go closer to the student, to be able to assess properly for them to achieve their objective goals.    

Keywords: Continuous assessment, students’ academic achievement, economics, education


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Grace , E. C., Bankong , B., & Ayozie-Samuel, V. C. (2024). Effect of Continuous Assessment on Students Academics Achievement in Economics in Public Secondary Schools in Owerri Municipal Council, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, 7(1), 55–68. Retrieved from https://journalajl2c.com/index.php/AJL2C/article/view/166

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