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ASSESSMENT OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS ON STANDARDIZED ECONOMICS ACHIEVEMENT TEST IN BAUCHI, BAUCHI STATE, NIGERIA

 

ABSTRACT

 

The study examined the Assessment of Academic Achievement of Senior Secondary School Students on Standardized Economics Achievement Test in Bauchi, Bauchi State Nigeria. The study adopted Expost facto research design. The population of the study consisted of 18,389 Senior Secondary students. Clusters sampling technique was used to select a sample size of 377 from Eight Senior Secondary School Students across three Educational zones by the application of Kcrejcie and morgan table of determining sample size. Standardised Economic achievement Test (SEAT) was used for data collection. Kendall coefficient of concordance and KR20 were applied for the establishment of validity and reliability index. Index of 0.40-0.63 and 0.3-0.5 were found for difficulty and discrimination respectively for the selection of proficient items. Z-score and T-score were also used to transform raw scores into standard scores. Seven objectives, seven research questions were asked and four hypotheses were formulated. Mean and standard deviation were also used to answer research questions 4-7. t-test was used to test all the formulated hypotheses and all the hypotheses were tested at 0.05 levels of significance. This was used to confirm that there was a significant difference between the mean achievement of students in rural single sex schools and their coeducational schools in Standardized Economics achievement test was in favor of single sex school students. (t = 5.598, p = 0.00 two tailed); there was a significant difference between the mean achievement of students in urban single gender schools and their coeducational schools in Standardized Economics achievement test was in favor of single gender school students. (t = 7.998, p = 0.00 two tailed); there was no significant difference between the mean achievement of students of coeducational schools in rural areas and urban schools in Standardized Economics achievement test.(t = 2.53, p = 0.800 two tailed);there was significant difference between the mean achievement of students of single sex schools in rural areas and urban single sex schools in Standardized Economics achievement test in favor of urban single gender school students.(t = 2.708, p = 0.007 two tailed). Base on the findings of the study this research recommended among others; Government should give an adequate consideration by creating more single sex schools and single gender classes among the existing coeducational schools in the rural areas. The outcome of the study revealed that, rural single sex schools‟ students achieved higher than the rural coeducation schools‟ students. Government should give an adequate consideration by creating more single sex schools and single gender classes among the existing coeducational schools in the urban areas. The outcome of the study revealed that, urban single sex schools‟ students achieved higher than the urban coeducational schools‟ students.

 

ASSESSMENT OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS ON STANDARDIZED ECONOMICS ACHIEVEMENT TEST IN BAUCHI, BAUCHI STATE, NIGERIA

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