Association between students Performance in Diagnostic and Readiness Tests in Secondary School Biology

EBUOH, CASMIR N. (2015) Association between students Performance in Diagnostic and Readiness Tests in Secondary School Biology. Journal of Advancement in Engineering and Technology, 3 (3). pp. 1-4. ISSN 2348-2931

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The purpose of the study was to find out the association between the students performance in readiness and diagnostic test scores in secondary school Biology. The design of the study was correlation and the population was all the 2256 students’ secondary school II students in biology in the 2014/2015 academic session. Simple random sampling (battling without replacement) was used to sample 420 students from 14 secondary schools in Udi Local Government area of Enugu state. The instrument for data collection were diagnostic biology achievement tests (DBAT) and readiness biology achievement tests (RBAT). Pearson ‘r’ and t-test were used to correlate and test the research question and hypothesis at 0.05 level of confidence respectively. Based on the analyzed data, it was found out that out of the 10 schools studied, the relationship between readiness and diagnostic scores was significant in six schools, the relationship was significant in the co-educational and girls’ schools but that was not significant in the boys’ schools. Based on the findings of the study, the researcher recommended among other things that scores from readiness test could be used to make decision on students who might be unavoidably absent during the diagnostic test in Biology and vice versa.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts > Faculty of Law > Faculty of Management and Social Sciences > Faculty of Education
Depositing User: miss lydia lydia
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2019 12:55
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2019 12:55

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