TRAINING NEEDS OF TEACHERS IN SCHOOL-BASED ASSESSMENT IN ANGLOPHONE WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES

TRAINING NEEDS OF TEACHERS IN SCHOOL-BASED ASSESSMENT IN ANGLOPHONE WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES

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TRAINING NEEDS OF TEACHERS IN SCHOOL-BASED ASSESSMENT IN ANGLOPHONE WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES

This study focused on the training needs of teachers in Continuous Assessment (CA) by examining their level of knowledge and the difficulties encountered in the developmentand administration of different assessment tools. The research sample comprised 2,422 teachers selected from junior secondary and senior secondary schools and 448 heads of schools and educational administrators/officers in Ghana, Nigeria and The Gambia. The study revealed that assessment tools like Essay test, Objective test and Assignments were frequently used and found easy to score by teachers. Teachers were however found deficient in the use of other assessment tools particularly, in the assessment of project work, formative testing, assessment by interviews and behavioural assessment.The teachers signified their ambition to be trained in these areas as well as in the development of marking schemes/scoring keys. Their other training needs were identified and recommendations made to make implementation of CA more effective in ,schools.

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